I have no idea.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CalChickens, May 22, 2010.

  1. CalChickens

    CalChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    about 24 hours ago one of my buffs wen tto a nest box to lay an egg, but she is still in there. As far as i know she hasnt moved. Ive given her some food and she eats it like regular. I cheked her underside and everything looks regular. she is staining her neck and making very loud noises when i go near her though. We have no roosters, so i dont know what to do. Anyone???
     
  2. WhetzelMomma

    WhetzelMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not experienced with such a long set, but I don know more information would be helpful.
    Breed?
    Age?
    Is she already a layer?
     
  3. WhetzelMomma

    WhetzelMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops! I see that she's a BO.
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Sounds like she may be broody!! Is she clucking, puffing up, or pecking when you get near her? I see that you said she's making loud noises - is it like a scream or a cluck? I'm pretty sure you've got a broody.
     
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  5. CalChickens

    CalChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    age- about 7 months
    egg layer
    making loud screaming noises when i get near her, only a little clucking she is also deffinetly puffing up
    sry , but what is a "broody"?
     
  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Broody means that she wants to sit on eggs so that they will hatch. In other words, she wants to be a mama. If you put chicken eggs under her, they will take 21 days to hatch. Here's some more information - http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKBroody.html
     
  7. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I suppose she could be broody. I've had chickens go broody in the first year. I would take her off the nest and see what happens. If you want her to not go broody then that's another story. I personally wouldn't let her go broody this young, making a concerted effort to discourage her.

    Also in taking her off the nest you could see if there is something more extreme going on.
     
  8. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Yes, most likely broody. Place an egg in front of her...if she tucks it under her she's broody.
     
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:I have a 7-month-old Barred Rock that went broody and is doing a fine job raising the chicks. Good luck with whatever you decide.
     
  10. CalChickens

    CalChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you i will try that
     

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