Broody Question please help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by countrygirl911, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. countrygirl911

    countrygirl911 Songster

    Jun 17, 2010
    well she has been off for the nest for 3 hrs so maybe she was not broody she is nesting on the roost but she was acting like it could she be starting to become broody what should i do with the eggs outside? also did i cause her to leave the nest by cleaning her box? after she left the box for over an hr i had my husband go and put the old bedding back in to see if she will go back to the box but no go. is she becomming broody or is it my wishful thinking? how long does it take for her to go full broody this was her first day acting like this.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2011
  2. countrygirl911

    countrygirl911 Songster

    Jun 17, 2010
    she is still off the nest should i throw the eggs away since she has been off the nest for 4 hours? also since she is showing signs of becomming broody how long will it be before she decides to set completely? she set on the eggs for about 6 hrs are they still good?
  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Sounds like she wants to go broody, They usually go full blown broody after about 4-7 days after showing signs.
    Signs of a hen that wants to go broody are................,

    Staying in the nest box for up to 3-4 hours at a time then coming off,

    She will scream if you approach her while she is sitting on the nest,

    While off the nest she will make short soft constant clucking sounds, and she will walk around puffed up like a turkey.
  4. countrygirl911

    countrygirl911 Songster

    Jun 17, 2010
    thank you for the advice she is back on the box again today maybe she will stay on all night so i can place new eggs under her since i know the eggs that she had has went bad because she stayed off the nest all night after sitting perrty much all day yesterday if she stays on all night tonight i will be placing some eggs under her

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