Broody or just unfriendly?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by slatts, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. slatts

    slatts Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 13, 2013
    I have an tan/yellowish EE pullet that's been laying for about 3 weeks. She does more egg songs than any of the other 9 pullets, both before and after laying. She will puff up and growl, that's the best word I can think of, if anyone approaches the coop while she's in the nest box. It's weird and a little unsettling. She pulled that on me today while I was retrieving eggs and she will hopefully think twice before doing that again. ;-) She was sitting on an egg she just laid and I pitched her outside. I would put her in the pot but she lays the best blue egg. Broody this young or just a little unfriendly?
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  2. CrazyChookLady5

    CrazyChookLady5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2013
    Australia, NSW
    does she sit on the nest all day?
  3. slatts

    slatts Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 13, 2013
    no. but she sits longer than the others.
  4. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2013
    Hixson, TN
    Some hens are naturally defensive of their eggs whether they are broody or not, if she sits in the nest on some eggs all day and night for a few days then you can bet that she is broody.
    And also, hens CAN go broody at a young age.
    Two of mine went broody soon after they started laying.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2014

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