Broodiness or sick?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by juliachickens, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. juliachickens

    juliachickens New Egg

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    Hello,

    I've got a white rock who's been sitting in the nest a great deal, making weird noises and appearing lethargic. When I kick her out, she sits around on the ground for about a minute, then is up and running around like everything's fine and dandy. Is this "broodiness" or could she just be sick. If the former, what can I do about it?

    Charlie
     
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Sounds like broodiness to me.
     
  3. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Put her in a wire cage with food and water but ni nesting material this will break the broodiness!
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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