going Broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by woogie g3, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chirping

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    ok i've never had a broody hen so please don't get frustrated with me...anyway last spring i got bbr old English chicks and i ended up keeping just 1 hen...well she just laid her first eggs the last 3 days and usually when i go in the pen she runs, now i've noticed since she laid the eggs she stands near by and watches me like a hawk and it looks like her butt feathers are poofy...i didn't notice it before...do u think she is possibly going broody...by the way i just left her eggs in the nest since she acted like she didnt want me to take them
     
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

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    You won't know for sure until she begins to spend most of the day in a nest. Eventually she will say the whole day and night on the nest, and that is when you will know for sure.
     
  3. jeepers210

    jeepers210 In the Brooder

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    Sounds like a broody. I have one thats almost been broody for 40 days! I got welsumer eggs under her. Shes a RIR but she cares for them. I love my cazy girls!
     
  4. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chirping

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    thanks for the info.!
     

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