Is my hen broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ThePigeonKid, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She stayed in her nest box yesterday and last night and she is making a clucking sound that my last broody hen made when calling her chicks. She has got up to eat and drink, but she is still making that sound. She has also ripped feathers out of herself, as if she is preparing to lay on eggs. Should I separate her in my broody coop and put some eggs under her?

    Thanks!

    TPK
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I would give her another day or so, and than do it. You want to be sure she won't abandon the eggs.

    I want a broody right now!! :barnie
     
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  3. 1 lucky dad

    1 lucky dad Out Of The Brooder

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  4. Silkie<3

    Silkie<3 Out Of The Brooder

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    All of my hens are going broody [​IMG] there stealing eggs from each other there such rotten birds !!! :]
     
  5. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, Thanks!

    She has been acting like this for 2 or 3 days.
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    :gig

    It always happens when you don't want it to!
     
  7. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good thing is I need a broody! [​IMG]
     

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