One is Broody; Luckily the Others are Smart and Adaptable

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nic&Chickies, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Nic&Chickies

    Nic&Chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2010
    New Britain, CT
    My Barred Cochin is broody again. (I "broke" it in her several weeks ago, but it came back earlier this week.) She's taken over the preferred nest box (of 2) in the coop. For a couple of days the count seemed low in the other box.

    Yesterday I discovered that 3 of my hens had decided to lay in the nest box we'd attached to a tree outside, where my guy had tossed some fresh straw earlier. I was so proud of my smart girls! It's like they said, "Well, bump you, Bella! You can have that box for now. You want to be stuck inside, well, we can get sun and fresh air and still lay our eggs!" [​IMG]
  2. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2011
    Western montana
    are you going to let her have a clutch? mine went broody a few weeks ago and is so persistant so I finally gave in and gave her some fertile eggs. she gets very broody often so why not let her have some babies. how about you? you letting her have babies to?

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