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my RIR is clucking, is this a sign of broodiness??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fornese, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. fornese

    fornese In the Brooder

    May 22, 2008
    I have 5 1 year old RIR and 5 RIR pullets. I have them separated until my little girls are off of Starter-Grower. I noticed over the past week or 2 that my "alpha" hen is clucking like a mother hen. I have no Rooster... don't want one. So, I know she can't be ready to set. What would be causing this behavior? Anyone?
  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    She'll set without a rooster, but obviously she won't hatch anything.
  3. 6chix

    6chix Songster

    Jul 24, 2007
    Western Ma
    My RIR hens are always the loudest of the bunch. One of them is named screech for a reason [​IMG]
  4. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    My leghorn momma hen of 9 chicks made/makes when she was sitting and still does now with the chicks a gutteral sounding cluck. like no other of my hens make.

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