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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 21

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

post #3 of 21

lucky dog

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

wink

post #5 of 21

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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post #6 of 21
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where do i get a few fertile eggs- i don't have a rooster

post #7 of 21

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 MIA - 4/21/08 at 6:08pm
post #8 of 21

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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my cochin is about 6 months old.  Been laying for about 2 months.  she has been in the nesting box for 2 days, not laying. normally we get an egg a day. I have taken her out she seems fine. but goes back in.  Is she brooding?

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my cochin is about 6 months old.  Been laying for about 2 months.  she has been in the nesting box for 2 days, not laying. normally we get an egg a day. I have taken her out she seems fine. but goes back in.  Is she brooding?

Sounds like she could be broody. Does she cluck at you when you try to take her out of the box and fluff up like a turkey?

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Small flock of Black Australorps, EEs, and Nankins.

"The love of heaven makes one heavenly." - William Shakespeare

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