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My hen stopped laying and stays in her nesting box

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Does this mean she's broody even w/o any eggs?  What can I do to get her to start laying again?  I have been taking her out of the nesting box each morning and afternoon so she'll eat but she soon returns.  Could she have eggs stuck in her?  Help!

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It sounds as if she is broody.  Lock her in a cage or pen away from her nest site to break her broodiness.  She will not start laying until she gets over being broody.

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