In the Brooder
- Oct 12, 2020
I have an Easter egger that has layed for 3 weeks and just was 5 months old Last week. I’m new to chickens and did not know broody behavior could happen so young. At first I thought she might be hiding in the nesting box because she is at the bottom of the pecking order. I once saw my year old hens drag her out of the nesting box by her neck. I keep making her get out when I catch her but as soon as I walk away she gets right back in. I just put one of the 1 year old hens in broody time out, could she be copying her? Does she too need broody time out. I hate to separate her as she is already being picked on.