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Why are all my girls going broody???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickenaddict, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Songster

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    I have a few flocks, one in the garage with 4 hens, one outside in the coop with 7 hens, and a few serama hens in the basement. 2 girls out in the garage went broody, 2 out in the coop went broody and another one out in the coop is starting to rip her belly feathers out so that would make 3 outside. My serama hen just tried to go broody on me the other day but luckily i caught it and took her off the nest for awhile, that seemed to work. What is with them? I have never had so many broodies over the winter! Are they too comfortable? Anyone else having this problem?
  2. I don't know, but one of my RIRs was sitting for a couple days, then snapped out of it. It's been a weird winter!
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Only one so far that's stayed that way... had a BR and a RIR that were acting that way and I put them outside each day for a couple of days. They wanted so badly to be back inside the coop and run that they forgot about being broody.

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