Broody Hen

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  1. Chickens 2016

    Chickens 2016 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen has just started growling at me and she dus not want the other hens near her what does this mean?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    She may, indeed, be going broody.
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    I agree
     
  4. Chickens 2016

    Chickens 2016 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you very much also when do you think she will set on her eggs? and should I take her away from the other hens and my 2 roosters?
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Personally I remove and store eggs for setting. Once I see my broody sitting in the nest for 2 nights, I then return the fertile eggs under her to set. It's good to be 100% sure that she is committed to sitting before you give her eggs. She will sit in the absence of eggs so don't let that concern you.

    I'd suggest searching "storing fertile eggs"

    Good luck
    CT
     
  6. Chickens 2016

    Chickens 2016 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks I will see if she is truly broody
     

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