Is my hen broody/setting on a nest?

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  1. ChickenLover31

    ChickenLover31 New Egg

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    I was outside winterizing my chicken coop when I noticed my red pullet was laying in a nesting box. I watched her for 10 mins and I saw she was taking straw out of the nesting box beside her and putting it in the one she's in. Also she's making these grunting noices. Is she going broody/going to be setting?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. ChickenLover31

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    My red pullet is 1 1/2 year old and she's never been broody.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! She may just be laying an egg, even if they are not broody they will often rearrange the nesting material and make a lot of fussy noise. If she is broody, she should continue to stay on the nest pretty much all day and night, only leaving maybe once a day to eat etc.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Glad to have you aboard. [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy!
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  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! If she stays on the nest for at least 2 days and nights, only taking short breaks to eat etc, then you can safely assume she's broody.
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! A broody hen is a sight to see, she will puff her feathers, eyes will dilate, and she will growl at you. I have a hen that's broody all the time.
     

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