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Lost or broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by corewassen87, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. corewassen87

    corewassen87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Earlier in the fall my 9 month old Olive egger disappeared for a few days and I assumed she was toast but after a few days she started showing up every once in a while and has been back since. Now another pullet about 8 months old is m.i.a. the pAst 3 days. I'm in northern Wisconsin and I'm worried she's getting cold at night and stuff assuming she's alive. Would it be weird for a hen that age to go broody this time of year?
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    No, it wouldn't be weird...those hormones can hit at any time of the year, had one hatch out last Feb.

    I'd be more worried about losing her to a predator, might want to keep them confined for a time to 're-home' them.
     

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