Broody or Sick?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by The Angry Hen, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Maine. Yah, Anotha Mainah!
    Hello,

    I have a Blue Cochin hen that has been broody before.
    Her two sisters are broody at the moment.

    The particular one I am talking about went broody in a corner...
    (The first time.) She is now sitting in the same corner.

    She gets up to eat, drink and walks around.
    When I pet her she makes a quiet sound that is like a broody noise,
    but not nearly as loud. I hold her.

    She was laying eggs.
    But now that I think 'bout it, I haven't seem an egg in a few days.

    I watch how she walks, I doubt she is egg bound,
    she has been like this too long to be egg bound.

    She cleans herself. But the catch is; I don't know the last time she laid an egg.
    She looks kinda puffy and fluffy. Only a year old she is.

    I am worried about her a bit,
    she is a strong hen, that is why I didn't put this thread in emergencies.

    What might this be? Let me know please!

    Thank you so much!
    -The Angry hen
     
  2. meetthebubus

    meetthebubus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think if she's eating etc., then she's probably broody. this time of year it's popular for hens to get broody I think bc of the weather is more ideal for chick's

    I've had all my girls get broody at some point this week, I just rescued two stubborn broodies from the 106 degrees today, they are stubborn!
     
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  3. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Maine. Yah, Anotha Mainah!
    Thank you for responding! Yes, I had to break three broody hens!
    Now I have three more!! :rolleyes:

    Thanks again!
    -The Angry Hen
     

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