Is this broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AfewBricks, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. AfewBricks

    AfewBricks Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 31, 2013
    My sisters bantam cochin started laying late, about 8 mths. She laid 6 eggs a week for around 3 weeks. Now, she hasn't laid in 7 or 8 days, and just sits in the nest box. My sister brings her down to the food and water where she seems to " wake up" and eats and drinks and then goes back to the nest. About 2 weeks ago, she took my bantam frizzle rooster. She thinks her hen is hiding from him. I think she's just gone broody, but it's stool in the -10C or colder here. Will they go broody after only laying a few weeks, in the dead if winter?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Sounds as if she is broody.

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