Chicken Laying?!?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicken boy123, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. chicken boy123

    chicken boy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    my chicken is concerning me. It went and cooped up early, went in the nesting box and is make a soft qrrrrrrrrr type noise. She doesn't seem to be distressed, but should I be concerned? Sorry if this is a stupid question.
     
  2. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is she going broody?
     
  3. chicken boy123

    chicken boy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is weird and very hard to describe she has sort of can you define your version of broody?
     
  4. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When a chicken goes broody she will nest all day and all night. Usually she will pull out her chest features and will sit on eggs but if their are no eggs she will just brood on an empty nest. She will very rarely get down to eat, drink and poop and will make angry dinosaur noises when approached.

    If you think she is broody you can search "breaking a broody" in the forums to read how to stop the behavior. Please usually put them in wire bottom cages to keep them from nesting.
     
  5. chicken boy123

    chicken boy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you so much! She's just broody, and with 3 eggs!
     
  6. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the eggs are fertile she will hatch them for you.
     

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