Going broody already???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 1stepcloser, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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    My Black Australorp just started laying 3 days ago. Today she is fastidiously rearranging her "nest" piece by piece and is sitting on her egg. [​IMG] She laid the first one like it was nothing and wandered off. I had to kick her off her egg yesterday........now this today? Opinions please??

    ETA: She also keeps "sniffing" and rolling her egg gently with her beak. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2009
  2. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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    Bumping. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
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    Sounds like it...I had a mix that did the same thing...laid me about 2 eggs, then...BAM! Broody...She wants to hatch everything...
     
  4. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dunno anything about Australorps, but many girls spend more time setting than they do laying. If ya don`t want her to set, collect the eggs. If you leave eggs in the nest, some will set right away. If she won`t take no for an answer, put her in a small pen with a wire floor and nothing but food and water. This seems to break them up rather quickly. However, I`ve had hens that would try to hatch rocks out on bare ground. Good luck.......Pop
     
  5. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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    Ok...she got up and wandered off. She must have a short attention span. LOL
     
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    When they stay on the nest all night instead of roosting, they are serious about being broody.
     
  7. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
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    I collect my eggs 3,4,5 times a day... I'm home all day so I just run out there all the time [​IMG] cause I think if I didnt I'd have ALOT of broodies........
     

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