How do you know if a hen is broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by new2green, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. new2green

    new2green In the Brooder

    Nov 16, 2013
    I have 3 laying chickens in a flock of 10 chickens and 4 roosters. One of the chickens was sitting at the nest facing the back. Is she sick or broody? How do you know? Thank you,

  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

    Sep 26, 2013
    madison Indiana
    if she has eggs under her and you stick your hand in there, you will i got it from 2 different hens today. if she runs off in a huff she is not ready yet. if she doesnt really care what you do, she is more then likely sick.

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