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Broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MommaSampson, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. MommaSampson

    MommaSampson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the first year I've had hens old enough to be broody. I have a Speckled Sussex and she's taken to staying on my porch in the corner. If I move her she goes right back. She was out and about yesterday but only for a little bit. What are some other signs? Is that the case?
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They'll usually fluff themselves up and growl, some will even peck...hard. The surest sign of a broody? Its what I call the dredded broody bomb. The biggest, nastiest, STINKIEST chicken poo you'll ever see. Seriously, it'll look like it couldn't even fit inside her! They only get of the nest to poop once a day (and eat an drink), imagine a days worth of little chicken poos coming out all at once, ACK!
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