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What are my chickens doing??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jan336, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Jan336

    Jan336 Songster

    I just discovered that one of my Sex Link hens laid 6 eggs, made a nest and is brooding. [​IMG] (i was told this would not happen, that they are not brooder types).

    Anyways, since she started nesting upstairs in the warmer part of the coop/condo the two other hens, and my roosters will not leave her side or come down. My roosters do not crow as much in the A.M. (which is why I went out to see what was going on).

    Why is everyone staying with her????
    Is this like the labor and delivery room with hospital guests???[​IMG]

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Quote:[​IMG] Excellent analogy....

    Of course it could just be for the the warmth....

    As for her going broody, consider that you have special chicken!

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