A fresh layer BO pullet - Can she go broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MIKE555444, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Songster

    Jun 8, 2009
    Pliny, West Virgina
    Is it possible for a new pullet just 23 weeks old go broody this time of year? These pullets have not been laying that long surely she would not go broody …. right? She has been clucking and using the "calling" cluck around the treats and food. She also fluffs up a bit around some of the other chickens at times. She has not took to a nest yet so maybe this will pass since its starting to get cold outside here lol

  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    Yes, it is definitely possible and she sounds like a typical "walking broody". She has the 'feeling', but hasn't figured it out yet.
  3. HBuehler

    HBuehler Songster

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    I don't have BO but I do have a Leghorn that has successfully raised a nice bunch of kids-all stolen but has never laid one darn egg [​IMG] sound just backwards I know but now her kids have flown the coop so to speak she's already looking again stalking out the nest boxes and trying to keep the other hens out of them once an egg has been laid
  4. Koolduck

    Koolduck Songster

    Jul 18, 2009
    Central KY
    Oh ya they can go broody! The 1st of my 7 girls to lay was Hilde the BO. Perfect eggs every day, then she turned into a teradactal(sp) from a bad Japanese Sci Fi movie...all puffed up and screechy. [​IMG] She took 3 wks off for all that business and is now back to work!
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2009
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Yes, it happens. Been there done that!
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I have a light brahma that is my sweetest thing around. However, she's chickenzilla when on the nest. She will puff up and scream at me or other chickens that dare come in while she's nesting. She'll sit in there for a couple hours. (she lays back down once she lays her egg) Then she pops off the nest like nothing ever happened. She's been doing this over a month now, and she's still not fully broody.

    So I bought a bator. One way or another, I'll get my broody.
  7. hoosierfarmgirl

    hoosierfarmgirl In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I have a buff who is acting like this, about 25 weeks, hasn't been laying for long. She sat on the nest for hours, even overnight while the others roosted! I wondered if it was broodiness. We don't have a rooster, though...doesn't matter, I'm assuming?
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    You are correct..it doesn't matter if you have a roo or not for the hen to have a natural broody feeling.
  9. Jen4

    Jen4 Songster

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Mine did [​IMG] and I got 7 new babies to prove it, [​IMG] started hatching yesterday, 4 more eggs to go. My BO was almost 24 weeks when she went broody and this is my 1st flock....... so much fun! Chickens, eggs, chickies... Oh MY [​IMG]

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