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is my hen broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by midget_farms, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    I just started this chicken thing & I have 1 bird I am worried about. I started with adult birds because they are less work & you get faster results. Well I have 1 silkie bantie that has leg mites pretty bad which I am treating. The thing is she doesn't like to leave the coop. The other birds jump out first thing in the morning & she sits inside all day.

    I'm trying to decide if she is broody, or sick. Since I've never had a chicken before how do I tell. This morning I just picked her up & put her in the pen with the others & she seemed happy as ever. Could her legs be bothering her so much she doesn't want to climb down the ramp?
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    if you find her sitting on the nest nite an day.she is going broody.is her chest bare of feathers.if so thats a major sign of going broody.

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