Hen acting weird?

skycourt4100

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Apr 19, 2014
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I went into the coop and I saw that one of my bantam hens was in the nest box. She was sitting very still. Even when I got close to her she still didn't move away like the other hens do. I needed to check if she was sitting on eggs so I went to pick her up gently, but suddenly she freaked out and squawked and jumped out of the nest box and out to the run. She was in fact sitting on three eggs. Was the hen acting weird or broody or what?

sorry just realized this was in the wrong section :/
 
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Judy

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Sounds like it may be broody behavior. If she stays on the nest 24/7 and refuses to roost, that's also a sign of broodiness.
 

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