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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    6chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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