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Broody hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BantammChick, May 17, 2017.

  1. BantammChick

    BantammChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think one of my Rhode island red hens is broody. When I tried to collect eggs this morning,the hen fluffed her feathers,and made a noise.Because I have 2 nest boxes,it is okay that she sits there.Do I have a broody hen?:rolleyes:
     
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  2. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello,

    Do you have a picture?
    If you don't have pic; that's okay, I'll try to help!

    -The Angry Hen
     
  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    She might just be laying her egg. Does she stay on the nest all the time, except to get up and eat/drink once a day? If so, then yes, she is broody.
     
  4. BantammChick

    BantammChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.:) . Sorry,I don't have a picture.
     
  5. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree @mymilliefleur !
    Normally a hen becomes broody if she acts like that for 24 hours.
     
  6. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay, no problem!
    Do you have a rooster?
     
  7. BantammChick

    BantammChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 roosters.2 bantams,1 barred rock,1 Dominique, and one Welsummer.
     
  8. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay, I think your eggs will be fertile! :p
     
  9. BantammChick

    BantammChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicken got off the nest,but she was in the coop,getting a drink of water.
     
  10. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Keep an eye on her, If she gets back on the nest, and stays there over night, then shes broody.
    When my hens go broody I like to move them to a separate coop where they can be by themselves. If they sit in the same coop with the other birds you tend to have problems such as other hens getting in the nest and laying more eggs, the broody hen getting into the wrong nest and letting her eggs chill, etc.
     

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