Will a broody to tuck her head under her wing to sleep?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Break an Egg, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one broody who is on day 15 and this whole time she just sits like a statue. I just checked on the coop and now my oegb was sleeping on the eggs I've been leaving in there (hoping for another broody [​IMG] ) but her head was tucked under her wing. She is always on the roost at night.

    Sorry I didn't post anything about my broody (on day 15) when I do post about something, half the time I feel like I jinx things. (which is why I'm trying not to get my hopes up about this other one)
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yes, a broody may tuck her head under head when she sleeps, but so will most chickens. It's normal chicken behavior. Don't let the head tuck get your hopes up. The fact that she is "overnighting" in the nest box may be more indicative of broodiness. Good luck.
     
  3. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for responding. It just confused me because my other broody (Buff O) sits like a zombie. She doesn't move, she doesn't turn her head, when she sleeps she closes her eyes.


    Good news is, I just checked this morning and she was still sitting on them. I think there are 11 eggs under her. [​IMG]
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I've had broodies hatch several sets of chicks. Sounds like it is going well! Good luck to you.
     

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