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hens going broody then going of the nest

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

  1. bb orpington

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    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. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    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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