Should I make her get out of nest?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by new chick 203, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2010
    Ridgefield CT
    My girls have only started laying in the past few weeks, and already Bobby, my bantam cochin is showing an interest in sitting on eggs- hers, or anyone else's. She lets me take them with out a fuss, but she is out in the nest box right now - I don't know if she noticed I took them actually. Is this the beginning of broody behavior? Should I go scoot her out since she already laid her egg today?[​IMG]
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Sounds like she is thinking about going broody.
  3. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Garrison, MN
    If she's already laid her egg then yeah, I would scoot her out of there, lol. I have a couple that like to go broody and I have to spend a week kicking them out of the nest boxes before they get the hint.
  4. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Quote:Yup, I've done the same thing to stop broodiness. Usually it has worked, not always.

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