Broody or just lazy? cold? attention-seeking?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by T-Amy, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. T-Amy

    T-Amy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2011
    Woodhull, NY
    I have a couple of hens who recently like to roost in the nesting box even though they USED to roost on the, well, roost. It's starting to get colder here in upstate NY & a couple of the ladies now go to the nest when it's bedtime. Eggs have been removed & they're not sitting on them during the day. They let me move them to the roost & hopefully they stay there.

    My question is, are they more likely becoming broody or just lazy (or cold) ladies? They are NOT sitting on eggs during the day, however so I'm inclined to think they prefer the warmth that the bedding in the nest offers.

    IF they ARE becoming broody (which I understand stops their egg-laying at some point), does my putting them back on the roost 'knock them out of' being broody?
    One is an Isa Brown (mix of RIR & Rhode Island White) and the other is a RIR.

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