potential broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redneckgirl, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. redneckgirl

    redneckgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    okay this morning I went out to feed, check water, look for eggs etc...
    (this was only about a half hour ago)

    soo I went filled up their feed, went over to the nest box andd sure enough there was an egg... I went to pick it up like usual, but after I did almost instantly one of my my production red hens started pecking me like crazy in the leg, I actually had to gently push her away with my foot, but she kept coming back. She had her wing extended down, and basically was acting like an ornery rooster! [​IMG]
    I finally left, by then my rooster was getting kind of excited.
    she has never acted like this before and I didn't think her breed went broody. any input?

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  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Seems like it. Soon she will sit on the nest for long periods of time, fluffed up, and yell at anyone who goes near...
     
  3. redneckgirl

    redneckgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    do you think I might have stopped her because I took her egg away?
     
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  4. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is waht my polly has been doing!!! my son walked by her and she YELLED at him.. I kick her off the next 3 times a day now so she will eat and drink somehting and she does... then hops right back in!!! its funny thought she fluffs up her hackles and her ail feathers go all spread out... and she "crooooaks" she makes me laugh!!! I hope she hatches at least 1!!!!I gave her 3. I guess we will see I got the incubator on so if needed it will be there!!!
     
  5. redneckgirl

    redneckgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    see the funny thing is she wasn't actually sitting in the best at the time.
    she was just wandering about waiting for her food, but she saw me snatch it and went crazyyyyyyyyyyyy! thats why Im still debating whether she is or not.
     
  6. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

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    u could try to give her the egg back and see what she thinks? [​IMG]
     
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  7. redneckgirl

    redneckgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah I think I'll put some eggs back.... we'll see..

    maybe she was just kidding? lol [​IMG]
     
  8. redneckgirl

    redneckgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    so I definitely just found her "secret" nest few minutes ago...
    she has been laying in my goat house![​IMG]
    silly chicken!
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    I followed her in a she was in the corner nest to the big water bucket...
    she sat there for about 40 min, laid a egg an then was off!
    there was already two eggs. but I don't think she is broody after all.
    because shes been out all day foraging, but I still don't see why she was SO upset after I took one of her "sisters" eggs?

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  9. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    She doesnt sound broody to me !!! Maybe she was doing the "mate me stand/dance"

    Did you happen to have snow on your boots/legs??
     

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