buff orpington acting wierd pleas help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bryn, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. bryn

    bryn New Egg

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    i have a buff orpington who has been acting strangely for the last week or so. The hen has been up in a nesting box almost constantly. She has been making low clucking sounds and puffing up all her feathers when ever i go in or near the coop. I don't think she's egg bound: She's been able to pass fecal matter and doesn't have any blood, puss or as far as i can tell swelling around her vent.

    Buff orpingtons aren't brooders are they? Could she be ill? Any thoughts on what I should do?

    Thanks.
     
  2. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    She sounds broody to me.
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Yes, your lovely lady has gone broody. She wants to raise a family.



    If you have ever thought about hatching chicks, now is the time to get some fertile eggs (if you do not have a roo) and let her incubate them.
     
  5. bryn

    bryn New Egg

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    Also, she hasn't been laying very much lately. usually she give 1 a day. Does that still make sense if she's broody?
     
  6. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep.
     
  7. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I forgot to say [​IMG]



    Yup, a broody will not lay while broody and then for at least the first 3 to 6 weeks after her chicks have hatched.
     
  8. stargirl

    stargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perfect example of a broody hen [​IMG]
    I love it when the emergencies turn out to be a-ok! [​IMG]
     
  9. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awe, her little internal hen alarm clock is ticking. little mama!
     

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