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HOW DO i KNOW IF MY HEN IS BROODY??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by erin0415, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. erin0415

    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure if my golden phoenix hen is going broody. She has only been laying for a month. She seems to spend a lot more time in the nesting box than the other hens and she gets all hunkered down in the box. If I come in there if I get too close she will get up and leave and won't go back in usually until the next day. I'm not sure if she is still laying or not because I have so many hens that started laying all at once that I don't have all the which egg belongs to who down. I would appreciate any insights. Thanks!!
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    If she were broody she wouldn't let a hurricane move her! Sounds like she's just taking her sweet time laying.
     

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