Is my hen going to become broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BirdGirl2004, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I went out in to my chicken coop this fine afternoon and I saw that my Australorp was in the box laying. I needed to clean out the coop so I just minded her and kept cleaning, she stayed there for quite some time and she kept putting the eggs under her neck and then stretching her wing up over the top of them. She was on them for about 25 minutes and then she got off them. Do you think that sometime soon she will become broody? Thanks!
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine do that all the time. Sometimes they get broody, sometimes not. Sometimes they just feel like sitting on them longer than usual
     
  3. Lilaby Babys

    Lilaby Babys Out Of The Brooder

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    If you want her to go broody you can put some fake eggs in the nest and just wait to see if she will sit on them, also warm weather can cause broodiness as well, hope I helped
     
  4. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks!
     
  5. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think that she will become broody though?
     
  6. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    What breed is she? And how old?
     
  7. Lilaby Babys

    Lilaby Babys Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure, a couple ways to encourage her is too give her a dark safe place to sit on the eggs and some hay to make it comfortable for her. Heat is also really important with chickens to go broody if your having fluctuations where its hot one day and cold the next like me I dont think she will be broody for a while but you can encourage her to sit on the eggs just make it warm
     
  8. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is an Australorp and is a little over a year I believe.
     
  9. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good advice. I have a dark place for her although if she was going to end up being broody then I was going to move her because the boxed are up high. Dint want any chicks free-fallin'
     
  10. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    She might go broody. Australorps are pretty likely to brood
     

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