Thank you for your reply. Yes I have a rooster and 2 hen's... I've raised them from chicks. Today was the first time that ive found eggs in their coop. If my hens turn broody and the eggs are fertile what signs can I look for that tells me the hen is broody and I need to leave the eggs?
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Do you have a rooster? That's the only way that girl is going to have fertile eggs that will hatch. Even with fertile eggs, some chickens just won't go broody. And other chickens will try to brood eggs no matter if they are fertile or not.
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Thank you for replying. Ive got 2 hens and a rooster. Today was the 1st time finding eggs. Should I leave the eggs till I see if she is going to broodyHi! Welcome to BYC! A broody hen will let you know when she's broody. Until then, collect the eggs every day. If you have hot weather, make that a couple times a day.
Is she on nest most the day and all night?what signs can I look for that tells me the hen is broody
Is she on nest most the day and all night?
When you pull her out of nest and put her on the ground, does she flatten right back out into a fluffy screeching pancake?
Does she walk around making a low cluckcluckcluckcluckcluck(ticking bomb) sound on her way back to the nest?
If so, then she is probably broody and you'll have to decide how to manage it.