Broody Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mrsfoote, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    So I have a wyandotte who I think might be going broody...usually when she lays she kicks the fake eggs out so she can lay her own. Well now she is rearranging the nest and sitting on all the eggs including the fake two. She use to lay every other day and stopped for a while she didn't go into molt but out of no where she started laying again and now its everyday...also do broodies make any different sounds than normal
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    If she's still laying, she's not broody yet.

    My broody would puff up and screech at me if I bothered her on the nest. She also made clucking noises. And she stayed on the nest, even through the night.

    Here she is all puffed up, giving me the broody stink eye. (by this point, she had turned velociraptor and was biting me too) Of course this was the day she hatched the babies.

    ETA: forgot to add the pic
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    Last edited: Oct 13, 2010
  3. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    oh yeah, mine growls at me when shes broody. Shes good about not pecking me though. I always give them a day or two after I discover them before I put her and the eggs in the broody pen. She will sit tight if she is broody.
     
  4. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    Love the pic! Maybe she is laying to get ready I dunno....im just happy to have eggs! oh and my incubator is up and running got some BLRW eggs in the mail and ordered some silkie eggs...lord help me and went to the Northern Cali meetup and my mom came home with 3 chicks
     

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