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Broody hen or more serious?

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Hi all. I'm fairly new to chicken raising. I've had 2 hens, 1 English Orpington and 1 Americauna for about a year now. They are both consistent layers and all around friendly, easy going girls. However, my orpington has been in her nesting box for the last 12 hours and I'm worried. She lets me rub on her without complaint but she's not eating or drinking and it's supposed to get up to 95 degrees today. Can someone with more experience tell me if I should be worried? Or what I should look for? These are truly pets and very much loved.
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Some broody hens will not do much.And usually do not get up very much.Some will puff up some will lay flat trying to cover all their eggs.

You might wanna feel for a stuck egg or firce her outside and see what happens.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I pulled her out of the nesting box without too much complaint. I don't feel any abnormal lumps or bulges. She's scratching around but is panting constantly 😕 Ideas?
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