Buff Orpington Broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueberrysilky, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. blueberrysilky

    blueberrysilky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 28, 2015
    Archdale, NC
    Ok so I have a Buff Orpington pair, a rooster and a hen, they are both approximately 1.5 years of age. This morning when I fed the chickens the hen was laying an egg, which was about 10 o'clock her normal time. But when I went down there this afternoon at 11:45 she was still on the egg and VERY protective. Has she gone broody or is she just trying to keep warm in the below freezing weather? I'm in North Carolina and we have about 6 inches of snow/sleet/ice mainly sleet coming to about 4 inches of our total.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    She may very well be going broody. If she stays in the nest box over night, the probability is even higher.

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