Broody or not?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by seminolewind, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    My Jersey Giant has been standing by herself in the rain , she sits on the nest for a couple hours. She was sitting in the nest today, and kept grabbing beakfuls of shavings and throwing them on her back. What's the deal?
  2. Red

    Red Songster

    Mar 17, 2007
    I'm not sure if she's broody or not...sometimes our girls will take hours to lay an egg, i've even seen Milly dozing off whilst she's on the nest [​IMG] Usually after they've finished laying, they will pick up straw in their beak and toss it over their back, then go down into the coop and yell the 'Big Egg' call [​IMG]

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