Broody at 33 weeks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WineChicks, May 29, 2011.

  1. WineChicks

    WineChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Isn't it too soon! She just started laying at 24 weeks. Paprika usually lays an egg, hops out of her nesting box, and sings her loudest egg song for the whole neighborhood. Today, she's been sitting on her egg for about an hour. Can it be true?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Not a bit too soon. I had a pullet turn 7 months old (28 weeks old), lay a couple of eggs, she's been broody ever since. On her second clutch of chicks.
     
  3. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eh, I'd say give it a day. I have hens who take a little longer in the nesting boxes, but it doesn't mean they've decided to lay. What breed is she?
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had a few hens who have become broody as soon as they started laying.....foung them hidden about the place on a pile of eggs without even knowing they had come into lay.
     
  5. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she sitting flat, like a pancake? When you approach her, does she puff up and shriek like a banshee? The true test is if she stays in the box overnight, rather than going to roost.
     

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