A broody want to be?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by yoie, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. yoie

    yoie Chillin' With My Peeps

    My flock of chickens are finally starting to lay, I'd say about half of them are now laying out of my girls. I have noticed that most of them lay in the same nestbox, the bottom right. Except for my one EE who lays at the top right. Now I've noticed that one of my hens has decided she likes my plasic eggs that I put in the boxes, they have been moved from all four boxes into the bottom left nestbox, who no one uses! If I put the eggs back in their nestboxes, I come back later to find them all put back in the same nestbox! Do I have a broody want to be, or an OCD hen?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    It may be more about learning the ins and outs of laying, at this age. They say it takes them about a month. Now, when one takes up 24/7 residence in a nest, you may have a real broody.

    At least if someone does go broody, they will have the how-to of stealing eggs down pat! I've had a couple of them go broody within 2 or 3 months of beginning to lay; they were mutts.

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