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Broody Rhode island red

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Orpingtonlover, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. Orpingtonlover

    Orpingtonlover In the Brooder

    Apr 10, 2007
    Has anyone ever heard of a hen going broody with just 2 eggs? she has been sitting on them 3 days now and she only gets off once a day and when she does she clucks the whole time and if i try to look under her she pecks me hard.
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member

    Yep, she's broody alright.
  3. Orpingtonlover

    Orpingtonlover In the Brooder

    Apr 10, 2007
    is it okay that she only has 2 eggs though?
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    yes its fine that she is just sitting on 2 eggs.hens go broody when they want to.
  5. Wes in Tx

    Wes in Tx Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Orp that is cool she is broody.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Awesome! I have a Buff Orp that went broody last fall and I've been trying to get her to do it again. She sits on 5 plastic eggs, plus other girls' eggs, every day, but I just can't get her to do it again! Bet she will when the eggs in my bator are finished incubating, LOL!

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