Can't tell if she's going broody or not feeling well

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poonam, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. poonam

    poonam Out Of The Brooder

    May 9, 2011
    Oakland, CA
    hi folks

    My EE goes into the nest and sits there for a long period of time. There are no eggs underneath her (we collect everyday). her egg production has dropped.

    she seems healthy overall, eating, drinking well. She comes out into the garden for a short bit, but she runs back to the nest and sits there again for a long time — no egg.

    She also has begun throwing straw over her back.

    she doesn't get mad when i bring her out. she seems fairly mellow in there.

    what does this sound like? she's about a year old.

  2. GreenGables

    GreenGables Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
    I think she is broody. My Australorp goes broody quite a bit. She stops laying during this time but she goes to the nest box that has an egg in it. You've gotta love these hens!

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