Could she be trying to go Broody?

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  1. chickencrazy999

    chickencrazy999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I was just wondering if one of my hens was trying to go broody and what the stages where before they sat well every day now its been about 3 weeks after she started laying before she is about 1 year and 7 months old now and she had gone broody last year but the people who I bought her and her sister said she did not let her hatch any chicks so I would be great to have some chicks this summer she is a brahma bantam and lays little cream banty eggs so lately she has been staying in the nest a lot and squawking for about 2 and a half hours then she would get off after she had layed her egg then when I came out to get the eggs this afternoon she was out making low squawking noises but happily went on to the roost also I noticed either she or one of the silkies had pulled out a few feathers in the nest but I am guessing its her so my question is could she be starting to go broody? I have taken the hybrid eggs out and left about 6 banty eggs in the nest I am going to go out early tomorrow and check and she what is happening Thanks

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  2. Davey G

    Davey G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I don't know but the first thing I would do is look to see if she is losing breast feathers. If so I would try to keep her away from the other hens but still in the same coop.
     
  3. chickencrazy999

    chickencrazy999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh ok yes I did look earlier and I thought I could see a few that had gone but nothing major so I will properly see how she is tomorrow
     
  4. Davey G

    Davey G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she doesn't have any missing than wait a few days and look again.[​IMG]
     
  5. chickencrazy999

    chickencrazy999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks for your advice
     
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    chickencrazy999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: Ok I decided to just pop up there tonight to turn there lamp off and she was on the roosting bar I checked her once more and she had a bald patch on her breast where she had plucked her feathers Hmm...
     
  7. Davey G

    Davey G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well then if she had a bald spot then try to locate the nest she uses and don't take any eggs from it unless they're from a different chicken.
     
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