In the Brooder
- Aug 17, 2014
This is my first time dealing with something like this... I just got my chickens in August and now they've been laying for quite a while. My buff Orpington has been acting really strange lately, the other day she wouldn't eat anything and normally she's so eager for food and she often very active, but yesterday all she did was stare at my Rhode Island Red eating and she also started screeching a lot. Now, today she won't come out of her nesting box, normally she rushes right out as soon as she sees someone approach the door. She puffs up and makes noises when I try to give her food or water. Is she sick or broody? If she's broody what can I do to make her eat and snap out of it. I've heard of putting her in a bucket of ice water, but will it cause her to get a cold...? Cuz Buffs have thick coats and all, and I cant really dry her.... any tips? If she's sick... what can I do?