My hens are weird

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenherder10, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. chickenherder10

    chickenherder10 New Egg

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    Ithought I had 4 hens but we discovered a fertilized egg and some of them are getting broody one of them crows but not like a rooster and looks nothing like a rooster she or he is about a year old and idk if it's actually a rooster the other hen that isn't getting broody is a lot older than the other three and no longer lays so it isn't her I'm extremely confused
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Photos of the eggs you feel are fertilized showing the germinal disc and photos of the bird in question would be helpful.
     
  3. chickenherder10

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  4. chickenherder10

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    Looks nothing like a rooster and is a year old I don't have a picture of the egg
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    That's a hen, probably dominant, your eggs can't possibly be fertile, and hens will go broody without a rooster, it a hormonal faze.
     

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