Feathering her nest?

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

  1. dehave

    dehave In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2008
    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

    Sep 9, 2007
    middle Tennessee
    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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