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Hen won't come out of nesting box

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I have a Buff Orpington hen and she won't leave the nesting box.  She sits in there all day and tries to stay in at night but I take her out and put her with the rest of the flock.  There aren't any eggs underneath her either and she has her feathers all fluffed up.  She is about 8 or 9 months old.  Please help me!!!

Brown Leghorn (Mohawk), 2 Ameraucanas (Apple and Pumpkin), Barred Rock (Flap), Light Brahma (Snow), Buff Orpington (Sun), Silver-Laced Wyandotte (Midnight), and Fry and her chick (Speck) All Hens

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Brown Leghorn (Mohawk), 2 Ameraucanas (Apple and Pumpkin), Barred Rock (Flap), Light Brahma (Snow), Buff Orpington (Sun), Silver-Laced Wyandotte (Midnight), and Fry and her chick (Speck) All Hens

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Sounds like she has gone broody on you for some reason. Do a search for how o break a broody hen and I am sure you will get lots of ideas.
Too many chickens in my wife's opinion and I only have 28!
2 RIR, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 5 leghorns, 7 BLack Copper Marans, 3 Olive Eggers, 8 Black Australorps, 2 Easter Eggers...how is that too many???
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Too many chickens in my wife's opinion and I only have 28!
2 RIR, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 5 leghorns, 7 BLack Copper Marans, 3 Olive Eggers, 8 Black Australorps, 2 Easter Eggers...how is that too many???
Join me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chickenNicks
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Thats what I thought but she isnt sitting on any eggs

Brown Leghorn (Mohawk), 2 Ameraucanas (Apple and Pumpkin), Barred Rock (Flap), Light Brahma (Snow), Buff Orpington (Sun), Silver-Laced Wyandotte (Midnight), and Fry and her chick (Speck) All Hens

RIP Omelette 

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Brown Leghorn (Mohawk), 2 Ameraucanas (Apple and Pumpkin), Barred Rock (Flap), Light Brahma (Snow), Buff Orpington (Sun), Silver-Laced Wyandotte (Midnight), and Fry and her chick (Speck) All Hens

RIP Omelette 

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post #4 of 5

they don't have to have any eggs under them to be broody.  I have one that is quite content to sit on a golf ball or an empty nest. 

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ok thanks

Brown Leghorn (Mohawk), 2 Ameraucanas (Apple and Pumpkin), Barred Rock (Flap), Light Brahma (Snow), Buff Orpington (Sun), Silver-Laced Wyandotte (Midnight), and Fry and her chick (Speck) All Hens

RIP Omelette 

~Member of team Snap!  Chatting on he very first chicken chat thread!

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Brown Leghorn (Mohawk), 2 Ameraucanas (Apple and Pumpkin), Barred Rock (Flap), Light Brahma (Snow), Buff Orpington (Sun), Silver-Laced Wyandotte (Midnight), and Fry and her chick (Speck) All Hens

RIP Omelette 

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