1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Broody hen & pecking at her eggs ???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by erthymom2, May 10, 2009.

  1. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    I have a black austrolorp hen sitting on 10 eggs due by my calendar to hatch anytime and she started pecking at the one in front..it's not a hard pecking. but a gentle "tap,tap,tap,-tap,tap,tap-..." then she coo's at it.
    I've not had alot of experiance with broody's (usually it's my Sportsman batoer or Genises that do the job) so can anyone enlighten me whats up??
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I don't know about the pecking. I'm sure she has some reason for it in her little chicken brain. I know broody hens do "talk" to their eggs before hatch.
  3. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2009
    some times babyies have trouble geting out of the egg shells because the shell is to hard one of my hens have done that before but do not help the chick what ever happens it might kill it

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by