- Apr 28, 2013
We recently acquired three Buff Orpington hens and one rooster from some friends who were moving out of state. One hen started acting broody so we separated her but I've noticed she's acting strange. I see her burying her eggs in the sometimes. She seeks out an egg and then uses her beak to nudge bedding over it. Later I'll look in on her nest and its made with the eggs in the middle where she had been nesting on them. I don't understand this behavior. I cannot tell if she still means to nest or if she's only into brooding every once in a while. I'm extremely new to all this so I was hoping someone with more experience could tell me how I should take this and what to do for her.