How does a broody act?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mychookschick, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2009
    Maine
    Ok... soo I have this hen who for the last two weeks all she wants to do is sit in a box. But not on eggs. When I get near her she almost screeches and puffs her feathers up. When I take her out of the nest box, she walks around all puffy with her butt in the air... ? She wants to sleep in the nest boxes and when I move her to the roost she just gets down and goes back to the boxes. Best me but, would be grateful for any help!


    Thanks,
    luvmygoldencomets
     
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's broody, no doubt about it.

    give her some fertile eggs and you're away,

    Good Luck,

    Sandie
     
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
  4. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2009
    Maine
    So even though when I go in the coop to collect the eggs in the morning she isn't on any eggs, she is still broody?
     
  5. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    Yup! They stop laying when broody and will sit on eggs, golf ball, or nothing at all! If you want to hatch some, just slip a few under her!
     
  6. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2009
    Maine
    k thanks all!
     

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