did my pullet went broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chick_magnet, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. chick_magnet

    chick_magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2010
    I have Jersey Giants and one I thought didn't lay now is sitting on about 8 eggs. I don't have any rooster so I know that it's point less for her to keep laying there. If I take the eggs away will she start laying again? or if she's even broody? This is the first fime I have any chickens to lay eggs so I'm not sure what is going on.
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Signs of being truly broody include staying on the nest 24/7, growling when you approach, staying flattened out on the eggs. She won't lay while she is broody, and taking the eggs away won't necessarily stop her from being broody, but yes, you need to take the eggs away, or you will eventually have a rotten, exploding mess.

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