Is she Broody? {now with a video!}

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WilsonAcres, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. WilsonAcres

    WilsonAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my little hen laid her egg yesterday morning and we thanked her and collected it. Then last night she acted as though she was going to lay another egg [​IMG] and has been in her nest all night! She's only been laying for about 2 1/2 weeks. I figured she'd be too young to go broody? anytime you reach in to check on her she makes these horrible raptor noises and fluffs up and she'll even snap at you!! [​IMG] and she's not a mean hen she's my lap baby...so any thoughts? she's my first chicken [​IMG] Thanks in advance
     
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  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    what type of bird is she?

    from what you said I would say she is broody. MY rule of thumb is that if they spend the night in the nest then they are probably broody.
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Sounds broody to me. They can indeed go broody that early. More than once I've seen 5-7 month old hens with babies.
     
  4. WilsonAcres

    WilsonAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's a silkie barred rock cross. We don't have a rooster so anything she lays isn't fertile ..do i just let her be or what do I do with the poor thing ?
     
  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    It would help a little if you posted pics!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    She's drawing on her silky heritage = broody.
     
  7. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    haha yep if its a silkie then she's 100% broody [​IMG]
     
  8. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Quote:dead giveaway XD
     
  9. lleighmay

    lleighmay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you could find her some fertile eggs and let her have them.......
     
  10. WilsonAcres

    WilsonAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heres a video of her...and yes..thats a hot pink nest..she's kind of a diva [​IMG]

     

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