has my game hen gone broody??

Jennings Gamefowl

Songster
10 Years
Feb 17, 2009
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CORDOVA,SOUTH CAROLINA
hi I have a game hen who I have left eggs in the next box.. she has about 7-8 eggs in there.. last night I saw her in her next box which is wierd because she always sleep on the roost with the rooster... and today I moved the rooster and when I did she got up and after about 5 mins late I saw her again on the next box.. so has she gone broody...
 

Ridgerunner

Free Ranging
11 Years
Feb 2, 2009
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13,877
707
Southeast Louisiana
She stays on her nest at night. Does she stay on the nest during the day? Does she protests when you get close or try to check under her? If so, yes, she is broody.
 

Jennings Gamefowl

Songster
10 Years
Feb 17, 2009
680
0
149
CORDOVA,SOUTH CAROLINA
well last night was the first night I notice her on the next and this morning though... she didnt try and protect her next but she did let me get real real close to her before she ran off.. I will check on her in a ouple of mins and let yall know if she is still on them
 

Guinea Goonie

Roosting Elsewhere
11 Years
Sep 2, 2008
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32
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Peace Valley in Howell County Missouri
Most game hens will run if you get to close to the eggs, however they will get rather pissy after about day 15. They will "cackle and even try to peck you. They will raise all their feathers and their tail to warn you.

When they hatch out the chicks they will start this the MOMENT you walk in.
 

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