Sign of going Broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TommyVT05, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Hello Everyone [​IMG]

    My Jungle Fowl hens are laying again. Each with 5-6 in their own boxes and are pretty consistant with their laying habits. Yestuday, at dusk, I went outside to check on the chickens and when I reached to pet one of the hen...she made this..."errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" a sound I heard from mother hens before, back in the days... <---does that mean she will start going broody soon? Sign of broodyness? [​IMG]

    If it will make me so HAPPY!!! [​IMG]

    - Tommy
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Sounds like a broody "growl" to me! Congrats!
  3. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Right on!!!: )

    I tried to see if she does it again today and she did! She does the rooster sometimes when she sees like blue-jay fly over. Any sudden movements will trigger her to it too!!!

    So...usually, within how many days will she start to set after her "growling" sound?

    - Tommy
  4. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    Dont get your hopes up to high,Mine puff up real big and growl loud ever since they started laying almost a year ago,and ive got no broody personal experience..
  5. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California

    I see
    Well, in the past with the broody bantam hen that I got, when you try to grab her, she would kinds bend her legs and open up her wings...pretty weird...but I soon found out she kinda learned that beforehand so she could protect her kids. My hen havn't done that yet : (

    - Tommy

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