Could my 5 month old hen be broody already?

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

  1. rocketdog

    rocketdog Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 7, 2014
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2014
    Wellington, New Zealand
    I would not be surprised. My hen first became broody at approximately six months of age.
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    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 Overrun With Chickens

    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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