What's wrong with my buff Orpington pullet?? Please help!!
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Sounds like she's broody.
You say she's 5.5mo old? Has she started laying yet? My BO started that type of behavior just before she started laying. She'd dig out a rut and lay around in it for hours. If she hasn't started laying yet, I'd say she's about to.
My Buff started laying and just under 21 weeks. Hens will often get a bit antisocial when they are about to start. I think she's ready. If she's 7 months, she's already late to the game.
She might. We found our hen hiding out behind some bushes the evening before she dropped her first egg. Good luck