Has Nancy Gone Broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thechickenkeeper, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. thechickenkeeper

    thechickenkeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there , low and behold as I looked out of the window down into the garden this morning, there she was, I called to her with the same sort of tone you would use after loosing a friend at a festival , ‘ Nancy!!! , there you are ‘. It was great to her well, if a little hungry. What struck me straight away as I went out into the garden, although Nancy had returned there was no sight of any other bird, all seven were hiding, as it turned out not so much hiding, just away from Nancy, it really seemed as if she were being ignored by the others, the three newbies were down in the ginger bush, with Nellie, the shaver most pecked by Nancy, and the other three were down in the bamboo by the edge of the creek, both groups had that look about them, you when you come into a room and the conversation stops, and everybodies pretending to just be talking about the weather. Nancy disappeared again about 20 minutes later.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2009
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Sounds like a broody to me! Do you have a rooster or is she sitting on unfertilized eggs somewhere?
     

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