is she broody again!?!? dang...

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  1. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my pullet (7mos) Hope sitting on 2 golf balls
    this may make sense. she may be a silkie descendant
    seems she goes broody then leaves

    my question is
    Is she actually broody? I'll put her in a broody hatch box if necessary...

    Here is a video of her playing golf like a broody hen.. some supporting content.

    what do you think?
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2012
  2. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    turns out she was just laying... so weird? why did she put the egg under her tummy if she was just laying? very unusual. when i put her in the broody box, she got out and did not set. well i guess ill wait for my silkies to go broody. when does that happen?
     
  3. Jeevesrules

    Jeevesrules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that does that! She even makes the cooing noise that they make when they're broody... and i go back an hour later and she's laid an egg! I'm not sure why they do it, but it might be the warmer weather and spring that is making them act weird. And she also might be getting ready to go broody. But I'm not sure.
     
  4. RedheadErin

    RedheadErin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ihave some that do this, too. It reminds me of little kids playing with a doll. They want to be the mama..... until they get tired of it.
     
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  6. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks that makes a lot of sense (and the best advice ive got on broodiness)


    Today did same things but more. She ruffled up her feathers, rolled golf balls under tummy, and her tails were spread and her neck was puffed up. Another pullet came in the box and Hope made the warning noise, then stood up and drooped her wings (she looked huge) and I removed the other pullet for possible broody's sake. You're so right. she's gearing up. i'll stop collecting her eggos and maybe add some in storage to speed it up. Also she makes a cooing. but its a bit softer than the ones the intense brooders have. maybe its cause she's a pullet, or because she's so trained and obedient and hand-raised that she doesnt like to yell at me... but she did do a more intense cooing at the leghorn intruder.


    love the new features!!! spoilers are cool


    PULLET UPDATE: pulled some of her eggs (prob from the past few days) out of the fridge and one of my BR eggs and let her roll em under. i bet shes just coming on full broodiness
     
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  7. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just got off nest. she might not be gearing up. she does this somewhat often, and turns out she just laid. but she acted and looked broody. so confused. if she's gearing up, will she lay?
     
  8. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    All the chickens I've ever owned do this. It's great b/c it helps train them where to lay: all ya need is a wooden egg and they're off and running!
     
  9. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww... thought i might get chicks...
     
  10. Mrs. K

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    you know they are broody, when they swell up to twice their size when you get close to the nest, and make a funny cluck. and give you the stink eye. Mine are always willing to take your arm off at the elbo too. She looked too nice to be broody
     

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