is she Broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by youngchooklover, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Silkie hen. Her name is Jewel.
    We have been trying to get one of our chickens broody. It feels like forever.
    We always say "Mum she's broody!" But she is not.

    Two days ago I noticed her sitting on eggs. She sat on them for a bit after she laid her egg, for maybe an hour. She got off and wouldn't get back on. When she was on the perch getting ready to sleep I grabbed her and put her into a smaller coop away from the others. She sat on them that night and in the morning she sat on them for a bit and then got off for an half an hour break. Then got back on. All through that day she took long breaks. But this morning she was on them and refused to get off. I swapped some eggs around and she still refused to get off the eggs. She is still on them now. She takes breaks to eat and drink.

    I look at her and she looks bored. She is quiet. Is that normal? Do you think she is properly clucky?

    I don't want to go telling everyone she is clucky if she is not.

    Thanks.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, youngchooklover, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! She sounds broody to me. I think sometimes hens get a little whacky when they go broody. I've had them do just what you are describing. For more advice and opinions you might post in the following thread. Good luck and have fun.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  4. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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