Broody Bantam???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rachel25, May 16, 2009.

  1. Rachel25

    Rachel25 New Egg

    Apr 3, 2009
    I have a Golden Sebright Bantam and I read that they are not supposed to be broody but she has been displaying some weird behavior. She resides with a Rhode Island Red who lays every day. My Bantam does not lay every day and has not for the last two days. She has taken to sitting on the Rhode Island Reds egg each day and seems to get very upset if I go near her. She will not get off the egg and its not even hers!! She doesn't even come out to eat or drink just wants to sit there all day.

    Is this normal? Shall I let her sit on the egg or take it away from her?
  2. tykris99

    tykris99 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 13, 2008
    I would say she sounds broody to me. You can take the egg away and move her off the nest but she still may go back. My bantam silkie was broody for a month and I would take her off put her near the food and she would eat drink then return to the nest

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