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Chicken won't leave the nesting box

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One of my chickens won't leave the nesting box.  She's laying eggs but staying in the nesting box all day and night.  I took her out and put her out with the other chickens and she eats a little, walks around and goes back in.
Any ideas on what wrong with her or what to look for.
Thanks

post #2 of 8

your hen is fine.she is just going broody.an wanting to sitt on some eggs an hatch them.

post #3 of 8

lucky dog

post #4 of 8

Yep... she's broody.  Do you have a rooster?  Are the eggs fertile? 

wink

post #5 of 8

got a rooster(s)? some fertile eggs tonguetongue more chicks,your sooo lucky i have been waiting for YEARS for my d***  hen to go broody

1 BO,2 PR, 1 EE,1 BA,12 chicks
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1 BO,2 PR, 1 EE,1 BA,12 chicks
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where do i get a few fertile eggs- i don't have a rooster

post #7 of 8

Just about anyone here... check out the buy/sell/trade section.  There's a "WANTED: positive feedback for BYC sellers" thread (thank you to whomever made it a sticky!!!) that lists over 88 people and what they have available.  smile


Edited by Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain - 4/21/08 at 6:08pm
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Check the Buy/Sell/Trade section of the forum, lots of good deals right here.

"Yeah...Here comes the Rooster..."  - Alice in chains
http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2588-Roo_behavior
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"Yeah...Here comes the Rooster..."  - Alice in chains
http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2588-Roo_behavior
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