is this a broody hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cms1113, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. cms1113

    cms1113 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My serama has been spending alot of time in the nest lately. I went to move the nest a little and she pecked at my hand! She is never like that. Normally she lays an egg and she's out. Should i put a couple of eggs under her butt?
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Go out at night and see if she roosts with the others if she does she is not broody, just testing the waters.
     
  3. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    Quote:Yep - I agree. If she's not setting at night, you'll just be wasting eggs if you leave them in the nest.
     
  4. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

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    Yep! Sounds like it....she will ruffle up her feathers and make a growling sound. You throw her off the nest and she waits for you to move and she just gets back on there again. Those Serama girls are bent and determined when they set their minds to it!! Once you do determine she is...yes, put that girl to use! [​IMG]
     
  5. cms1113

    cms1113 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she's been there all day now!
     
  6. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    Check her tonight. If she's on the roost after dark, place some eggs under that little broody thing!
     

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