Hen fools me thinking shes broody by sitting in box!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicklets81, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. chicklets81

    chicklets81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2017
    This has happened to me numerous times, and its starting to make me laugh and irritating at the same time...

    A chicken is spotted sitting in the nesting box in the afternoon...and doesn't move all evening...

    So I get all excited that shes broody when I lock the door for the night.

    But then when I go to open the door the next morning, shes like "just kidding!" and is back on the roost with the other hens.....

    Why do they do this to me? ha ha
  2. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

    May 27, 2015
    SW MO
    They're practicing. Some are never reliably broody.....

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