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IS MY HEN BROODY???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickencoop789, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Songster

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    I didn't see my Black Australorp at all this morning so I went into the coop to see if she was there. She was in one of the nesting boxes so I figured that she was laying an egg. I came back almost eight hours later and she was still there. When I opened the box and tried to pet her, she made this weird squawking noise and puffed up (not in an aggressive way). I took an egg out of the fridge and put it by her to see what she would do. She stood up and pushed the egg under her and then sat back on them. Is she broody?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member 6 Years

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    It certainly sounds like it :)
     
  3. Messipaw

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    Most definitely.
     
  4. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Songster

    Thats broody if Ive ever heard it....My Henrietta is acting kind of broody too Puffing up, trying to push the eggs under her, being bi**hy when I take the eggs, & staying in the box half the day or more. No chance of fertile eggs for her, shes only 10 months old too. lol
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    That's broody to a T
     

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