prebroody or prelaying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by farmerChef, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that hasn't layed any eggs(since I've had her). Got her in Nov at an auction. She's spent the last 2-3 nights 'pancaked' on a nest of golf balls in a nest thats not in the coop(it's an old feed bucket). But, she totally ignores the nest, even if I put her in it, during the day. I've noticed my roo on her the past 2 weeks.
    Is it possible she's going broody or getting ready to lay eggs?

    Ms.Fuzzy(took it last night)
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    it looks like she has fuzzy legs, but their clean, but she does have 5 toes
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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    That comb is pretty red so I'm guessing she will lay soon. The pancaking is one of the things a broody will do, but a true broody would stay on the nest 24/7. Good luck.
     
  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on the nest again tonite, hoping i get an egg this week. Roo was on her almost every time i went out today. [​IMG]
     

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