Broody Ameraucana?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ih66series, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tonight I was in the coop around 10:15 PM and one of my Ameraucanas was in a nest box, when all the rest were sleeping on the roost. She was in the box at 9:30 AM and I didn't see her out of the box all day. I didn't know Ameraucanas went broody and she is only 9 months old. What do you think?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    She's probably broody. Most any breed can go broody, although it's much more likely in some breeds than others.
     
  3. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Sounds like she may be. If you want her to hatch a clutch I would isolate her away from the flock. Give her somewhere comfortable, quiet and safe to set on her eggs and in three weeks you'll have something like my broody Ameraucana Judy, with her babies.

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  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    My Ameraucana went broody at 7 months old. She was a terrific mom.
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