One of our Bantys is missing...did she go broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by helkat, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. helkat

    helkat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all! We have 5 bantams (2 roos and 3 hens) and we thought we had lost one of our hens. None of us had seen her for at least 2 days. Surprisingly, my hubby said that he saw her with the other bantys this morning, but now she is MIA again.

    I know that at least one of the bantys started laying about 3 weeks weeks ago, but we haven't gotten banty eggs recently.

    Does it sound like she may have a nest somewhere? IIRC, she is an Old English hen, which I think are known for going broody pretty frequently.

    They are free-ranged, so she is outside somewhere.

    If she has gone broody, what are the odds of her having a decent hatch?

    Thanks!
    Helga
     

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