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what in the world is her problem???........

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by americana-chick, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hatchery hen 'i think may be a new hampshire red' named, cluckers has been acting so weird lately! she only stays in the coop 24/7 except for when she is thirsty and needs a drink. and when she is in the coop and i open the coops doors she comes strait to me! she coos very softly and wants me to pet her, i dont think she could ave been scared of something because none of the other chickens are acting this way. is this a sign of getting ready to go broody?? i checked her vent to make she wasnt egg-bound she isnt from what i can tell. any thoughts would be helpful! thanks
    ~Bri
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    My Polish hen did that all fall and I finally figured out the reason. The other hens were picking on her when I wasn't there. I watched where they could not see me and they were chasing her everywhere [​IMG] She was running to me becasue I would protect her and when I was there they would not chase her.
     
  3. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it s very possible your hen is going broody ad now would be a good time to get fertile eggs to put under her. DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG SHES BEEN LIKE THIS?
     
  4. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how could she be brody though? she doesnt really sit on the eggs just hangs out in the coop by the nests and stuff so i figured she might be getting ready to brood?

    and she doesnt get picked on, she picks on the others! i have watched it several times, when she is by another hen she makes sure they know who is boss!
     
  5. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone??
     

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