Broody Sebright?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kristenm1975, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've induced my girls to begin laying eggs again for me by adding light on a timer and bribing them with hot mash every morning, with the bonus of fish and steak mixed in. (Went from one to 4 eggs a day in just two days time!!)

    My little Sebright hadn't been laying for over a month, so far as I can tell. This morning I saw her out there, pacing in front of the nest boxes, making that bock-bock-bock- BWAK sound that usually means an egg is being laid.

    I had gone out to gather eggs earlier in the morning and found that one of the girls had transformed the pile of straw in the nest box to a perfect little round nest, just like a birds nest you'd see up in a tree. How cute is that?! I took a picture and may even get around to posting it. [​IMG]

    Anyway, I went out later, after the egg-laying noise, and found her all nestled up in the bird's nest. But, no egg! Do you think she's just practicing, or is she going broody? The plastic egg I put out there was in her little bird's nest.
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    It's possible she might be going broody. Just watch her over the next few days. Broody hens hardly get off the nest; only once in a while they get up to have a quick bite to eat, but then they go right back to the nest.

    A broody Sebright sounds adorable! Take a pic of her on her nest if you can! [​IMG]
     

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