broody chicken or not

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ella98, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. ella98

    ella98 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 19, 2010
    when i put my chickens to bed tonight my pekin was in the nestbox and it looked like she was laying an egg but she has already layed one today. she usually sleeps on the roosting bars and when i went near her she made a very high pitched long noise it sounded like she was screaming at me. is this a sign of broodiness????

  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Did she puff up her feathers and look really, really mean, at the same time? She's probably broody.
  3. ella98

    ella98 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 19, 2010
  4. Mogli

    Mogli Chillin' With My Peeps

    what does broody mean
  5. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Quote:Broody=a hen is trying to hatch eggs. [​IMG]
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    if you don't want her to hatch eggs get her out of that box and in a wire floor cage, the longer you wait the harder it will be to get her to stop, generally for evey day broody it takes at least 2 to break (stop) her

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