broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenmaster10, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. chickenmaster10

    chickenmaster10 Out Of The Brooder

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    My rir is sitting on the nesting box now. When I try to get the eggs she makes this low growling noise and pecks at my hand. Shes sprawled out on the box. I thinks she broody, but im not for sure. What do y'all think?
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Has she been in there for a while ? I've noticed that even non-broody birds often growl at me when they are just laying eggs. She may not actually be growling because she's broody.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2014
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 - some bird just don't want to be messed with while on the nest - even a normally pleasant hen can have a grumpy day (can't we all?)
     

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