Good brooder?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SusanW, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. SusanW

    SusanW Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 25, 2012
    Coupeville, WA
    Good morning, chicken friends! My Barred Rock hen started laying six days ago. The first two were in the dirt, the third on the floor in the middle of the coop, and the last three in her nest - not in the nice nest box, but in a bale of hay. This morning, she is snuggled down in her nest (I can't even see her head) with no sign of moving. Does this mean she might be a good brooder, or is she just cold? (It was 40 this morning)


    First egg!

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hopefully, but more realistically she is probably just getting around to completing today's project.

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