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Boody with no eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chefgian, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. chefgian

    chefgian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a frizzle who has gone broody on me without having eggs under her. Not sure if this is a normal behavior. When I've tried to move her to check under her for the last week she has had no eggs but has become very aggressive and I would say is biting...as opposed to pecking at me. ie...it is not a quick warning peck, it's a full on, grab hold and don't let go for a few moments bite. Just want to know if this is normal. Thanks for your help!
     
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Yes when a hen goes broody, anything will do, my silkies will move pecans or even rocks and sit on them... So definitely the behavior mode does sound like a broody....You've got a built in incubator!!!! What to do!!!! Get some fertile eggs under and make babies!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I've had a broody I forced outside and she tried to sit on anything that looked round enough to be an egg :rolleyes:

    She didn't have any eggs in the nesting box, yet she stayed in there for a week before giving up.
     
  4. chefgian

    chefgian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did start giving her some what I think are fertile eggs. She doesn't pay attention to them until I touch her. Then she gently nudges them under her. I am more than happy to let her hatch a clutch if she can. Thanks for the reply!
     

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