Broody already??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by abecca, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. abecca

    abecca Out Of The Brooder

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    I think my chicken is going broody. She has spent the past two days in the nesting box and is making funny noises and getting defensive when I touch her. The weird thing is... she JUST laid her first egg a few days ago. She's only 25 weeks old. What's wrong with her? Should I get some fertile eggs for her to lay on?

    Also, is it dangerous for her to hatch chicks in the fall?
     
  2. Peplers chicks

    Peplers chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I you are sure about the broody, absolutely, why waste three weeks on one egg
     

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