First time layer going broody??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by inkypinky, May 12, 2010.

  1. inkypinky

    inkypinky Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2010
    I have a 29 week old BCM hen(/pullet?) who just started laying ( woooo) and shes acting like she wants to go broody!!! seriously like 3 eggs! I was so excited to finally have some eggs worth incubating and here she is acting like she might be a good momma! Im happy but also a little leary- those are some expensive eggs (lol)!!!!- anybody have a girl do this? maybe shes just playing around (ha)
  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Well if you're planning on incubating them yourself, keep pulling those eggs.
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    Mine didn't go broody that quickly, but it was pretty quick after they started laying.

    I've noticed that they kind of play around at it for a little while before they get serious, so if you're going to let her set, don't trust her with those eggs until she's clearly hunkered down for the long haul. [​IMG]

    Congratulations! I love a good broody.

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