I have a leghorn who just turned 7 months old and she started laying last month giving us an egg a day. Everything was going along very smoothly until one day she just quit laying and is just setting on her nest. She won't move off of the nest; we have to literally pick her up and force her out of the coop into the yard. We also have two other leghorns who are about a month and a half in age behind BeBe (our firstborn) lol. Obviously one of our other chickens - either CeCe or Deedee - has decided that it's time for them to start laying also. Now I have 3 chickens laying in One nest on one egg and they won't get out of the coop. I take that back - CeCe and Deedee do get up and get out for periods of time; they don't stay on the nest with BeBe 24/7.
I have been told that if you dunk the chicken in water, this will bring them out of their "crazy" mode. My husband has tried this twice but I don't think he's dunking her properly - not putting her head underwater. Can someone please help me with our crazy situation. This is our first rodeo with chickens and any and all help is very much appreciated.