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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by adriansflock, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. adriansflock

    adriansflock Out Of The Brooder

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    How can I tell if my hen is ready to sit on the eggs
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    She will go broody first....growl at you when you disturb her when she is on the nest, flare her feathers at you at the same time, bite you when you reach under her, cluck cluck cluck all over the place when she is out of the box. She will also stop laying. When she does these, she is ready to set on eggs.

    Enjoy BYC!
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    She will stay in the nest box, may fluff up and screech at you and peck at your hand. When she is off the nest she will be fluffed up, clucky, and pass a large FOUL smelling feces. Once she has stayed on the nest for two nights, she is ready for some fertile eggs.
     
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  4. adriansflock

    adriansflock Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks guys
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    what are your plans for her??
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  7. gander007

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