Could my 5 month old hen be broody already?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rocketdog, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. rocketdog

    rocketdog In the Brooder

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    My hens just barely started laying, and now she doesn't want to leave the nest, even though there is only a plastic egg in there.
     
  2. Kneedles

    Kneedles Chirping

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    I would not be surprised. My hen first became broody at approximately six months of age.
     
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Does she fluff up and make angry noises when you get too close? Is her stomach featherless? If so, you have a broody on your hands. Most don't start that young, but it is possible. :p
     
  4. calichicken

    calichicken Crowing

    x2 and what breed is your hen? I had a silkie that went broody a couple weeks after she started laying and was routinely determined to keep her eggs and hatch them!
     

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