cant tell if she's broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bornnraised, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. bornnraised

    bornnraised Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a hen that i got on Saturday 9/28/13. i gave her 4 eggs and on Sunday she started becoming angry, pecking, growling and fluffing up. nut she get's of the nest and sits right beside the eggs a lot and sometimes not covering all the eggs. is she broody or not
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It sounds like she is broody. The reason why she isn't covering the eggs all the time and not acting quite like a broody hen is probably because she's never gone broody before. She might also not be the greatest broody hen; some hens are naturally better than others, and some are terrible mothers.
     
  3. bornnraised

    bornnraised Out Of The Brooder

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    she an orpinton i rescued her from a place that was abusing her bad she never probably got to sit on eggs
     

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