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My Buff Orpington is sick?

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Hello there I have a Buff Orpington that has been acting strange lately. She will not leave the nest box  and I have to manually take her outside to her food. She also makes strange noises. When ever I try to get near her she will act irritated. I have been kicking her out of the nest box for almost three days now and I don't know if she is sick or maybe egg bound (she is fifteen months old).

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Sound like a broody to me. I've got 5 BO and just finished breaking the 2nd one of her broodiness. She flattens herself in the nest box and growls.and chirps.when you take her out right?
Have a look at her breast and see if she's removed her feathers. Break her of this now unless.you have fertile.eggs to set her with. She will leave the box daily to eat and poop.
Put her in a cage that's off the ground. This will cool her underside. I had to do this for 2 days then she was good.
Edited by Cartop Rob - 5/22/16 at 6:35am
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Yep, i don't have a.y broody experience (yet) but from what i hear, that hen sounds broody!
Before you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes... That way, if they get mad, you're a mile away. AND you have their shoes. 
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Before you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes... That way, if they get mad, you're a mile away. AND you have their shoes. 
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