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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blckbrnfamly, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. blckbrnfamly

    blckbrnfamly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm soo new to chickens that the 'lingo' is going WAY over my head.... what is 'broody' ?? And if you can think of anything else to tell me please do... I know nothing except that I love my chickens! [​IMG]
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
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    broody is when a pullet or hen has a hormonal change that causes her to want to sit on eggs to incubate them.
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
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    oh, and welcome! [​IMG] from Michigan!
     
  4. blckbrnfamly

    blckbrnfamly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Thank you!!
     
  5. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A big welcome to you. Broody is the term used for when a Hen wants to sit on eggs to hatch them. She gets "moody" but broody is a term meaning hovering and keeping warm. Baby chicks go into a "brooder" to keep warm and safe if there is no mamma. A broody hen can be mean, or quite, determined or flighty. Some are notorious for sitting thru floods and storms, kids, and nosey owners. I seen a broody bantam hen go thru an auction with her eggs, nest and all. She never budged. Just looked out at us in the audience with defiance. It was rather sweet, as long as you didn't get your fingers near her beak. I feel sure she hatched every one of her eggs. [​IMG] You'll be up all night on here reading if you're not careful, enjoy. HenZ
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Heres a video of my broody hens.
     
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  7. blckbrnfamly

    blckbrnfamly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THank you very much that video cleared up a lot for me!
     
  8. blckbrnfamly

    blckbrnfamly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok... so here's another one for ya, what is 'culled' ?
     
  9. BantyRooster

    BantyRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Culled simply means to remove a bird from your flock, either by rehoming, or perhaps, freezer camp...

    Welcome to the forum. [​IMG]
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    My Coop
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