Broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ladybug2001, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Ladybug2001

    Ladybug2001 Chirping

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    Hen throwing strw on herself while on eggs?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    She's broody if she is staying in the nest box all day and over night. Many hens will toss straw over their backs after laying an egg. Perhaps a throwback behavior from when they or their ancestors used to cover their nests?
     

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