Can she go broody before she even lays?

pippsqueak

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jun 20, 2011
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My 5 month old Ameraucana hasn't laid eggs yet (that I know of), she is still rather small and not fully developed but, today I found her nesting on one of the golf balls I put in there. Is there something that I can do or is she just upset because she hasn't laid anything yet?

NOTE: I don't have any roos.



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BigDaddy'sGurl

Songster
9 Years
Jul 14, 2010
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Yes, she absolutely CAN go broody before laying her first egg. I had a silkie, still have her for that matter, who went broody with some new chicks I had BEFORE she layed her first egg. She is currently brooding on her third clutch of the year
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But in your case, I would think that if your girl is just sitting around in the box, not staying all day or growling, that she is just "checking it out" in preparation of laying her first egg!
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pippsqueak

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jun 20, 2011
86
1
39
Grants Pass
Quote:
Thank you so much! I don't let the others know but she is my favorite but, the best part is:

SHE JUST LAID HER FIRST EGG!
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AND ITS HUGE!
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The egg on the left is a store bought egg and the one on the right is hers! SO PERFECT!
 

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