Broodiness is catching... to a pullet?!?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ScotianChick, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. ScotianChick

    ScotianChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one pullet who is still not sure how she feels about sleeping on the roost with the big girls or even on the smaller one I made so that everyone can fit. The pullet is almost 15 weeks old and she wants to sleep in the nest box. The other night I found her in the nest box sitting next to my broody (who I have NO idea what to do with at this point). Each night, I pick her up and put her on the roost (same with the broody). So last night I opened the next box expecting my broody to have hopped off the roost and gone right back to the box and there is one of my red sex link pullets on the nest. She then proceeds to make a broody noise and all the hair on the back of her neck stands up!!! I poked her a bit and she made even more broodyish growls.

    That's it! My broody is a bad influence!!
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    [​IMG] She may not be broody, just not liking being "bothered" while doing her business. I have a few that puff up, scream and peck when they are on the nest, then they lay and go about their day.
     

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