Brooding

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by digger455, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. digger455

    digger455 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a RIR and a small white hen I have ni idea what kind it is. Anyway the white one just layed a egg next to the other in the nest. I went out to get it and the RIR pulled it under her and she is still setting on them. They are 5 months old and have been laying for a month now. Could this be going brooding??? It is cold today was 38 when I got up and about 64 now. They just trying to keep warm???

    Digger

    Oh yeah, I have gotten 8 doz so far this year. First time raising chickens.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    I've had them pull eggs under them when they are not even close to being broody. If the hen spends two nights in a row in the nest instead of on her favorite roosting spot, you can assume she is broody. Until she does that, she has not proven she is broody.
     
  3. digger455

    digger455 Out Of The Brooder

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    OK Thank you
     

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