7 month old BO broody, ahhh!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nwfl, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. nwfl

    nwfl Songster

    Jan 4, 2011
    Northwest Florida
    I've never had a young bird get broody. 7 months! My man and I were surprised and we've had it! Its hot here and birds aren't laying as often anyway. Customers need eggs. We don't mind an older broody bird but this odd bird just started laying a nice large egg every day. She was a strange developing bird, larger, just now developing tail and comb. Hogging a favorite box too. BOs are prone to broodiness but this is too much. Wacky hormones? She's on the 4th day and is going into our isolation hutch now.
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    You said it, Orpingtons are known for being broody.

    I have had Brahmas do exactly the same, lay a few eggs at 7-8 months of age and straight off to broody mode.
  3. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    I've had an australorp go broody at months, too [​IMG]

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