Hen acting broody but not sitting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ila88, May 9, 2016.

  1. Ila88

    Ila88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if any one else has had this issue and can advise me. My one year old hen has been fluffed out, constantly clucking and acting bitchy with the other chickens for about two weeks. She is eating well and laying, so I'm not sure if there is a problem or not.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sounds like pre broody behavior to me. Some go through all of the behavioral characteristics before they start setting.
     
  3. Ila88

    Ila88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for responding. It does look like broodiness, but she's not sitting. I just tried to put her in the pen and she was furious. I am thinking she might be fed up with the roosters mounting her. I may separate a few of them tomorrow and give her a rest.
     
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