Did I break the broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ilovebunnies, May 9, 2016.

  1. ilovebunnies

    ilovebunnies Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2013
    I have a bantam hen who went broody, (at least I think she did, she laid on the nest all day to day) over one egg and I placed three of her other eggs under her after I found her sitting on one and she herded them under her, about an hour ago we moved her to put more nesting material in her nesting box (the roos like to kick it out) and it's been almost an hour and she hasn't gone back on the nest, she's sitting on the roosting bar.
  2. scrambled please

    scrambled please Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 30, 2010
    She may go back on them, she may not; I've had it both ways. Sorry I missed the hour part, that's not good.
    Last edited: May 9, 2016
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Personally i let me broody spend 3 full nights on the nest before setting eggs under her. Becoming broody is a process, not an "on and off kinda thing". Its likely that she is in the process of getting ready to sit.


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