She sits and sits...should I move her?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gritsar, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Lil' Bit is up to her old tricks again; she's "pretending" to be broody. On the days she has an egg to lay she sits in the nest for hours, from early morning till afternoon. If I go into the coop she growls and if I dare go near her she bites. In the afternoon she finally gets up and re-joins the flock.
    I'm tempted to make her a pen w/nestbox on the screened porch for a couple of days to see what happens.
    Is it normal for a hen to take so long on the nest w/o being truly broody? Several of my hens don't like to be disturbed on the nest, but they don't take it to extremes that LB does.
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    have heard some do this but not really sure.. I would try it and see what happens,,, If i have one i even suspect as broody im gonna try
     

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