How do you know you have a broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by buckaroogirl, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. buckaroogirl

    buckaroogirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, silly question.

    I keep reading how people's hens have gone broody. How do you know you have a hen that's "gone broody"?
     
  2. five is my dog

    five is my dog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when you o to get eggs it will puff up its feathers and squa. it will stay on the nest most of the day. it wont lay eggs either.
     
  3. buckaroogirl

    buckaroogirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had a brown hen do that, get aggressive when I go to get eggs but the next day she's out with the rest of the flock. Hmmm maybe she's confused. Lol
    They don't need a rooster in order to be broody correct? ( unless I want fertile eggs obviously)
     
  4. buckaroogirl

    buckaroogirl Out Of The Brooder

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    The hen in my avatar. But once I let the young chicks out into the coop with the others she started mothering them. Maybe that was the problem
     
  5. five is my dog

    five is my dog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no they go broody without a roo too
     

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