Are there different levels of broodiness?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by K-12 Chickens, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering because my one hen Blackie made a weird growling-churring sound when I went to gather eggs from under her. She does get off the nest when she's done laying after a little while. Blackie has also been making "secret nests" and I lost seven good eggs because she just had to have a different nest. Advice wanted! [​IMG]
     
  2. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, is there? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    It doesn't sound like she's broody. Most hens will spend awhile on the nest when laying their eggs, both before and after laying them, and are very cranky if you disturb them.
     

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