Chicken is Puffed up and Won't Stop Sitting!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ilovebalkbalks, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. ilovebalkbalks

    ilovebalkbalks Just Hatched

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    My Modern Game Bantam hen has been acting strange for two days. She has been sitting in a nest box, all puffed up and not clucking. This is a VERY talkative hen, so it is strange for her to be quiet. Thinking she was broody, I blocked off the nest box. However, she just sat down outside the nest box. Even locking her out of the coop didn't help. She paced in from of the coop until I let her back in. Pretty sure she is laying normally. She has been doing this regardless of there being no eggs in sight! (I have been collecting the eggs regularly) I have not seen her eat or drink at all but I have not been watching. Possibly being broody? How do I get her to stop? Thank you!
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    She's broody :) If you don't want her to sit and hatch eggs for you I would try the wire bottom cage method.
     
  3. ilovebalkbalks

    ilovebalkbalks Just Hatched

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    Sorry for being annoying, but I don't know what the wire bottom cage method is!
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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  5. ilovebalkbalks

    ilovebalkbalks Just Hatched

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    Thank you! I should have been able to figure that out by myself![​IMG]
     
  6. ilovebalkbalks

    ilovebalkbalks Just Hatched

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    Have tried this,and is not working. Any other ideas?
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    It can take several days to break them.

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  8. ilovebalkbalks

    ilovebalkbalks Just Hatched

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    Should I put them inside the coop at night?
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    They need to stay in the wire cage 24/7 until they aren't broody.

    -Kathy
     
  10. ilovebalkbalks

    ilovebalkbalks Just Hatched

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    Thank you!
     

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