hen acting strange.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by akashia26, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. akashia26

    akashia26 Songster

    Apr 25, 2012
    Washington Co. AL
    today one of our hens started to act strange. she sets in the nest box for a while (on 3 golfballs) then got up and forged around and goes back to the box. we have also caught her in with out week old chicks in their run twice today (the gate on their run is about 3 feet tall). she wasn't pecking at them but acted like she was checking on them. she also seems to be checking on our 5 week old chicks that are in the big chicken run. they have a box with their feed water and perch. the door is too small for the big chickens to get in to them.

    but anyway. is this the first signs of the maternal instinct kicking in, or is it something else?
  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    she may be becoming broody?

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