Is my hen broody?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickens123432, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. chickens123432

    chickens123432 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 22, 2015
    I have a silver lakenvelder hen who only in the mornings just sits in the nesting box and won't get out. She lets me take the eggs from under her but won't get out. She is not mean or anything and later in the day she runs around in the yard. What does this mean?
  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    She is probably wanting to go broody but she is waiting for the eggs to collect until she is satisfied with the number she has
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Yeah, its a process. If you do want to set eggs under her, then remove eggs on a daily basis and then set them once she has been all night in the nest for 2-3 nights (and days). If you don't want to hatch chicks, then breaking her broodiness once she has stopped laying is a good way forward IMO (search "broody buster").


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