Just what exactly is "broody"?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sally4500, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. sally4500

    sally4500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always thought broody meant the hen wants to stay on the nest and lay on the eggs, in hopes of hatching them. My buff Orph is in the nest sitting on NOTHING but straw and hay, no eggs. There are eggs in the nest next to her, but she just stays in the empy one. She growls at you if you come near, fluffs her feathers, and wont eat or leave the nest. If I take her out she just stands there, then realizes she is away from the nest and makes a b-line for it.

    None of my other hens in the flocks that I have had in the past have done this.
    Is it another form of "broody"?
     
  2. sally4500

    sally4500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found the answer.
     
  3. kano

    kano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And what is the answer?...
     
  4. Kaelinstorm

    Kaelinstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2 lol
     
  5. Bravo

    Bravo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When your once friendly hen decides to become a recluse in the coop nesting boxes, steals all your other girls eggs and sounds like a tasmanian devil when you try to remove them from underneath her [​IMG]
     
  6. Blueicebird

    Blueicebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2 lol

    X3!
     

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