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So is being broody contagious or what?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stormylady, May 14, 2011.

  1. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    I had 1 broody that started several weeks ago , and then a couple of days later 2 more setting on eggs and today I found 2 more hiding behind a bale of straw doing there thing! Is it because it is spring? Ive had chickens for 3 years almost now and never had one broody girl
    and prayed and prayed and nothing outside of a couple of days and then they would go back to normal now all the Hens that are 2-3 years old are having a go at motherhood. Whats the deal with them.
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    It is definitely in the air, I had to extract 3 Araucana hens form a single nesting box yesterday. They were all piled on top of each other, boy were they mad mad mad when I dug them out.

    We also have three silkies sitting, and another Araucana.
  3. TwoByTwo

    TwoByTwo Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 20, 2011
    Western KY
    Well I have my first broody now just started sitting a few days ago. Im going to let her do her thing but I hope and pray the others don't follow in her foot steps.

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