Broody or just unfriendly?

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

  1. slatts

    slatts Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    does she sit on the nest all day?
     
  3. slatts

    slatts Out Of The Brooder

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    no. but she sits longer than the others.
     
  4. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
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