Signs of broodiness? Or just egg laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cmlew99, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. cmlew99

    cmlew99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! My buff brahma (from a hatchery) has been laying eggs for a month or two now, and I've noticed that she has been pulling out her chest feathers and lining the nest box with them. Is this a sign of broodiness? Or just routine egg laying behavior?

    She is still active and everything, isn't aggressive, etc...

    Also, is it likely that she will ever be broody? Or does being from a hatchery make a difference in that? The My Pet Chicken website said that they were prone to broodiness, but I don't know if they were just saying that or not.
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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  3. cmlew99

    cmlew99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, thank you so much!! That was extremely helpful! I was struggling to find information on broody mothers, but couldn't find much at all, so this is good stuff to know
     
  4. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    You're welcome, good luck with your chooks. :)

    Best wishes.
     

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