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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by annie3001, Jan 27, 2010.
how would you know if a hen is going broody? or what are the signs?
She wont get off the nest, hoards eggs and fluffs up if you try to put your hand under her and growls!
okay. would a hen go broody without a rooster?
Absolutely mine does all the time!
You just need a roo to have fertile eggs!
okay thanks, we dont have any roos
thanks for the quick response!!!
Then if you want babies order some hatching eggs or if you dont then break her being broody by putting her in a wire bottomed cage with food and water and no nesting materials...being broody too long is hard on their health!
Sorry for interrupting, but how is being broody hard on their health?
Broody chickens don't get off the nest for anything except once a day to poop and eat for the entire month or so it takes to hatch eggs. This is really hard on their bodies, so unless you are going to have chicks, its not worth letting them go through that.