hens going broody then going of the nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bb orpington, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. bb orpington

    bb orpington Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 6, 2015
    i have 1 blue orpington that has gone broody then gone off her eggs and behaved like all my other orpingtons she has been out there for a long time. so i was hoping someone could give me some info about why
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    I would imagine that she is new to being broody? It can be confusing for first timers. I prefer to let my alpha hen sit - she's done it 4 times this year and she knows what she is doing - i usually break the broodiness when i don't want to set eggs.

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