I've been having a little problem with one of my chickens. A few days ago, one of my Buff Orpingtons started to spend her free time sitting the nesting box. I thought it was cute at first because she was just being a mom but now its changed. Instead of just sitting in there and laying an egg then leaving, she spends almost all of her time sitting in her nest box doing nothing. She is not laying eggs or anything. This has been the problem for the past couple days and I'm not sure why? She's not extremely broody though, she does let me pet her and lets me collect the eggs she's sitting on, but other than that she just sits there.
Today. I went out to the coop as usual to collect the eggs, and just like always my Orpington sits there as happy as can be. I picked up all the eggs then I went to get the eggs underneath her. This time she got up and walked away and joined her friends outside!
Did I just break her broodiness or was this just coincidence?