Is my Cochin hen boody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lindabean, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. lindabean

    lindabean Songster

    May 3, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    I've had this hen about a year and she was laying when I got her. I have no roosters. For the past 2 days she is always on the nest, keeping the other 7 from getting to it (they all like to lay in the same nest ???) She pecks at us when we try to move her. Is she becoming broody? Since there is no way she can hatch any eggs as they are not fertile, what should I do with her? If I leave her alone, will she eventually get over it or should I move her to another separate spot from the others & just ... ???
    I think the others are getting upset that they can't lay where they want.
  2. GaNewChick

    GaNewChick Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    McDonough, Ga.
    She is broody ~ I have 2 like this as well. They are fighting over the same nest with eggs that are not fertile ... will be interested in hearing some responses.

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