Excited!!! yet confused....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Year of the Rooster, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    So today when I went to collect eggs I looked in the nest box and I my favorite sebright hen was broody! [​IMG] She was all fluffed up and constantly checking the eggs. She wasn't growling at me when I pet her but if you looked at her you would say broody. I was soooo excited! [​IMG] But when I went to go get my mom to show her, she was off the nest like nothing had every happened and wouldn't go back on. [​IMG] She was sitting on 3 standard eggs and two bantam ones which were quite warm when I picked them up. Can anyone explain why her broodiness was broken so easily? I really hope she tries again!.. even though I can't have chicks until i get rid of the extra roos, but it's still fun to see! [​IMG]

    Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  2. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she probably wasnt broody.. she might had just finished laying her egg and was not ready to leave yet.... sorry
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I agree with sandypaws. My hens often stay on the nest for a half hour or so after they lay.
     
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Awww.. [​IMG] what a bummer.... I swore she looked exactly like one the way she was puffed up.... oh well.... I have silkie so I'll be seeing plenty of them soon.
     
  5. Chicken Lil

    Chicken Lil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh, if you want a broody silkie I'd love to send you my little partrudge hen. She is just goofy about staying in the nest, even with no eggs!

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  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:[​IMG] Thanks! but I have 3 ticking time bombs and I'm just waiting for the broodiness to explode!

    I was so positive that she was just from the way she tucked the eggs under her and how she fluffed up. [​IMG]
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Some of my girls do that too. They will stay in the nests for quite awhile without laying an egg, but they aren't broody.
     
  8. I was just wondering... Was she a clucky hen or regular out of the nest?? If she was clucking out of the nest she could be just coming into/begining to be broody.

    My gals 6 are cluckers and two are definately broody cause the screach at me and fluff out like no ones buisness. But they are still broody and I like to take them out to see them walk around and cluck their discomfort. I think it is precious. Oh btw they are not sitting on eggs. Just a golf ball or two. Come Saturdayor Sunday I will have my clutch i want to hatch.... Hehehe
     

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