Broody already???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by COgirl, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. COgirl

    COgirl In the Brooder

    Jun 6, 2007
    Falcon Colorado
    Hi all, Is it possible for a 6 month banty RIR to go broody after laying just 6 eggs? Matilda is on one and very adamant about not moving, posturing and well growling, pecked me pretty good too... should I let her set or is she just too young? Thanks for any info ya'll
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Yep, it's possible. I myself had a Buff Orp go broody after laying one month. Unusual these days to have a broody RIR, but it happens. She may continue or just give up. Mine almost killed herself sitting on air for over three weeks, LOL. This spring she went on to do it again, but with happier results since I have a rooster now.

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