Broody hen 3 days/pale flopped comb

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MrsMeg, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. MrsMeg

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    I know there is a million posts about this stuff but other seem to WANT their hens to sit on the best.
    We only have 7 hens. This one we've noticed has been in the nesting box for 3 days and gets all mad and fluffed up when we open it up. I don't know if she comes out as were not up hanging with them a lot. Her comb is totally pale and flopped over. We don't want her to sit there as he best box is a roll out box plus we don't have a rooster anyway. Do we just pick her up and take her out every time we see her head in? The other hens squeeze in on top or next to her to lay eggs but pretty sure they're rolling out or falling and cracking/getting eaten inside the coop. [​IMG]



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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Plus if the other hens eggs are falling out of that nest box because of her and getting cracked/broken then you may end up with egg-eaters which creates a whole different problem and once started can be very hard to stop.
     
  4. MrsMeg

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    Thank you so much for the article! We've been going out there and removing her from the nest multiple times a day. A lot of times the other chickens eggs will come rolling out from under her. I have noticed she is coming out in the morning and hungrily eating & drinking for about 10
    Minutes. We will continue the remove from the best technique for a week until we try the cage etc :) thank you!
     
  5. MrsMeg

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    Oh yes we know all about this extremely frustrating habit!!! Couldn't break them so we modified our egg boxes to be rollout. Any egg that doesn't make it though is 80% if the time snatched up. Little savages!
     

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