broody hen? what are the signs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by winekntrychicks, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    Thank you. What are the signs of a broody hen??
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
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    They just sit in the nest and never get out to eat or drink much. Also, they are done laying eggs for awhile. They will lay a certain amount, then stop to just sit on them until they hatch.
     
  3. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
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    They will become hand killing machines! and peck or bite the ever loving stuff out of you if you try to touch them or their eggs!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I alway's Knew my hens were going broody because they would start losing/plucking their feather's on their breast. My girls would puff up like a turkey and scream their little heads off of if I went near the nest.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    They also walk around clucking a lot
     
  6. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    ahhhh..........thanks
     
  7. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    You are welcome.......another way to know for sure is if she goes to roost with the other's. My broody's never leave the nest box at night.....
     
  8. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
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    Quote:Oh yes, I failed to mention the pecking at you part!! [​IMG]
     
  9. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    And the poo is HUGE!!! And very stinky!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    very true!! [​IMG]
     

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