Is my hen broody?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 6LittleHens, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. 6LittleHens

    6LittleHens Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I have a broody hen, Kaycee. She has been sitting on the eggs when I go out to collect them, but when I collect them she puffs up her feathers and clucks loudly ( never pecks). When I take the eggs she goes and plays in the yard with my other five but she hasn't laid an egg for the past month ( she has a small egg that is a tinted color when my other hens lay brown and white eggs). I don't have a rooster so she won't hatch chicks anyway. Please send tips, thanks!!
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. troy4

    troy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well not sure.My hens always do that,but they never go broody.She's not broody unless she puffs up when she is out in the open and almost just walking around bulking a mix of bawking and chirps.Her wings will spread out and her warm tummy will be BALD.Her feathers will come up and she may run.
     
  4. troy4

    troy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just by sitting on the eggs can cause hatching from the heat of the mom.
     
  5. 6LittleHens

    6LittleHens Out Of The Brooder

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    Troy4, That is what she does and she hasn't laid an egg. I have no roosters.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2014
  6. troy4

    troy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok is she still sitting in the nest?
     
  7. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    @6LittleHens Did you look at the web page I sent you??????????????
     
  8. 6LittleHens

    6LittleHens Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I did and I am trying the nesting curtains and the broody cage.

    P.S. How are you forwarding my quotes onto your answer?
     
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  9. 6LittleHens

    6LittleHens Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen only sits in there when there are eggs in the morning and she won't lay!!!
     
  10. Chickensaurous

    Chickensaurous Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put her in a bird cage in the trees I know it's weird but after two days their not clucky anymore
     

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