Feathering her nest?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dehave, May 11, 2008.

  1. dehave

    dehave In the Brooder

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    My hen is dropping soft downy feathers in her nest. There are no feathers anywhere else. One of my other hens is broody and setting on a clutch right now and she has feathered her nest, but I didn't notice if it was before she went broody or not. Could this be an indication that the other one is about to go broody?
     
  2. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Songster

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    I think they are looseing their winter fluff in the spring. I have noticed alot of feathers in the nests since warmer weather.
     

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