Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bawkadoodledoo, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    Butter, who is the star of many of my topics, has gone semi-broody! she was on 3 eggs early this morning and one of her sisters walked over and she puffed up and SCREECHED FOR THE DICKENS! but when i went outside there a bit later she was off the eggs. was she broody?
  2. ella

    ella Songster

    Not necessarily. [​IMG] Many of my hens will scream and peck if they're on the nest but they're not broody.

    And oddly enough my only broody girl would puff up but never pecked me when she was sitting, strange girl.

    What breed is she? [​IMG]
  3. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    Buff Orpington, she did it again this morning, only on two eggs. She sure is a grumpy girl!
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    One of my hens did that to me the other day. She's a New Hampshire Red. She had only 2 eggs under her, and when I took them out she screeched high and loud. [​IMG] She's not broody, though, like you said ella. [​IMG]
  5. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Buff Orps are famous for being broody. They make great sitters. She is probably entering a broody cycle. I had a buff as a poop spreader, she was old and I took her out of the laying coop and put her in the horse pasture with the other culls. She went missing for more then a month, then I found her one day under a tree, half dead sitting on a nest that all of the spreading hens, must have been laying in. There had to be 40 eggs in that nest and from the smell they were all rotten, but she wouldn't leave that nest. Had I not found her she would have sat there and died before leaving that nest without a hatch. I managed to get her off of it and gave her to a neighbor to sit his eggs.

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