Will the "boss" hen go broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nuchickontheblock, May 21, 2011.

  1. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious. I have 3 bantam ameraucanas -- 2 are very frequently broody (like every 6-8 weeks) and the head honcho never goes broody. Is that usual?
     
  2. Nigellas

    Nigellas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bossy hen was my first to go broody.
     
  3. hcarlsonlewis

    hcarlsonlewis Out Of The Brooder

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    My boss chicken so far has been the only one to go broody.
     
  4. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My FIRST broody, is the LOWEST on the totem pole.

    She is a wonderful mom. But our 4 other hens are definitely above her in status.
     
  5. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess as in all things "chicken" -- they are all individuals!
     
  6. kimntep

    kimntep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mary (aka Mother Superior) is the boss lady and she was the first to go broody and the only one so far. I hope it stays that way!
     
  7. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, my "boss' hen has 9 chicks now, broody for the fifth time in 20 months. Whilst she is 'off the scene' the second-in-command takes over, but she resumes her position when she rejoins the flock.

    I have 5 roosters and she is VERY aggressive towards them if they approach her chicks, but does not worry about hens coming near.
     
  8. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here...Boss Hen was first to go broody and she's drivng me nuts....zombie pancake.
     

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