In the Brooder
- Oct 24, 2014
I have a game hen that sat and hatched eggs about 6 weeks ago. After two weeks I took the chicks and kept them separate, wanting them to be more like pets for a friend. At first, she seemed like she was about to go crazy, running around and attacking just about anything that moved. She did settle down and took her place in my small flock. Yesterday, however, she was trying to take the place of another hen, which has chicks, on a nest. were my other hens lay their eggs. When I reached in, she growled at me and started pecking my hand, ruffling feathers and flapping her wings. When I finally got her off the nest, she went straight back to it. She is acting just like she is broody again. Is it normal for a hen to go broody again so soon?