broody and laying at the same time

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by smarsh, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that has been clucking for 2 weeks, everytime I find her on the nest I suspect she has gone to setting, but she is laying nearly on a daily basis. Anyone else seen this?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    Yes, I've seen that. The hen went on like that for a couple of weeks, then quit her clucking and fluffing up. She laid throughout that time and did not spend any nights or much time during the day in the nest. Just hung out with her buddies fluffed up and clucking and slept on the roost.

    A couple of months later she went broody for real. I don't know if that was just coincidence or what?
     
  3. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suspect she will eventually get there.
    thanks
     

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