In the Brooder
- Dec 1, 2015
So just a bit ago when I went out to check my chickens I find my BO sitting on a golfball I had put where she lays to keep from pecking the eggs. Anyways I had taken the eggs everyday and put them in a nesting box where I want them to lay and sit but this one hen insisted on still laying in her spot on the stairs. So I went and got the 4 eggs I had in the nesting box and went and put them under her. Sure enough she tried to peck me...So I went on my way and went to the feed room and started throwing the feed like I do normally. What do you know? Hen comes running when she hears the food. At that time while she was eating I went and put them eggs. All is good. She ate about 7 minutes and back she went. I went in there to see her and she actually let me touch her without trying to take my hand off. Once again I go about my business. About 30 minutes later I go back and again she pecks me. My question is....Is she trying to lay an egg or is she broody?