chicken in nest

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sasha, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha New Egg

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    My chicken has started to just sit in her nest all day and all night, not coming out. Is this normal? She doesn't have an egg in there, and there shouldn't be any other reason.
     
  2. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she growl and puff up when you go near her? She is probably just broody. They don't have to be sitting on any eggs to go broody.
     
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree sounds like a broody hen put some fertile eggs under her and you can have babies
     
  4. Sasha

    Sasha New Egg

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    But she stopped laying eggs completely? it is a bit cold outside, but she's never stopped for more than a few days.
     
  5. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when she is broody she wont lay i believe . try to stick your hand near her and if she pecks at you or puffs up you know she is broody . she doesnt sound sick to me
     
  6. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *read here in the forum just recently that if you stuff a little bag of frozen peas under em that they'll get up pretty quick!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    d.k :

    *read here in the forum just recently that if you stuff a little bag of frozen peas under em that they'll get up pretty quick!! [​IMG][​IMG]

    im pretty sure that would make anyone get up quick haha​
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sasha, what does she do when you take her out of the nest box? This is an indicator if something is going on with her or if she is broody. Give details so we can help you further, if necessary. thanks.

    Jody
     
  9. Sasha

    Sasha New Egg

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    When I take her out and put her on the ground she'll just walk around for a little bit, sometimes eat and then go's right back into the nest. She lets me touch her and pick her up, she starts crying out and puffing when the other two chickens come to her nest, but she's fine with me being there. She doesn't really make much sound, she just sits there.
     
  10. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds Broody, INSERT EGGS QUICK! [​IMG]
     

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