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

    Sep 21, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, Pa
    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?


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