Broody hen hatching chicks actinv weird! help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sacramento, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. sacramento

    sacramento Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen has gone from mean (biting...puffing up...the norm for a broody hen) to absolutely calm and she is making this noise that sounss like cooing. .. its really weird. And she does this thing with her neck where she twists and benss at ths same time... its really very strange. Does anyone know whatt this is about??? Is it just a broody behavior? Thanks!
     
  2. BorneHomestead

    BorneHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if she is hatching out chicks it sounds like they are starting to hatch or already out of their shell.
     
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  3. BorneHomestead

    BorneHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We finally hatched out some chicks this year using a broody hen and it was cute to hear her making these noises, telling the chicks what they needed to be doing.
     
  4. sacramento

    sacramento Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes she has two eggs one hatching out today or tomorrow
     
  5. sacramento

    sacramento Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked at the eggs and there is no sign of the one hatching that I see. Any thing specific I should look for? Its my first hatch.:)
     
  6. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Chances are that she can hear them "peeping" in their shells and is offering them encouragement to come out into the big wide world of chickendom....
     
  7. BorneHomestead

    BorneHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just have to wait it out, but keeping an eye on them. She must know they are coming :)
     
  8. sacramento

    sacramento Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY! maybe it will hatch today then?:weee
     
  9. sacramento

    sacramento Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since it is a bantam egg.... should I expect it to hatch earlier?
     
  10. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    In my experience a bantam hen will hatch at the same time as a full sized hen...... 21 days
     

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