Chicken sits in nest all day

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Maatawry, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Maatawry

    Maatawry Chirping

    Aug 20, 2015
    Hey guys! So I just have one chicken, Nugget. She is indoors, with time outside for play/dust bathing/grazing. The last few days she hasn't laid an egg but has been VERY schreechy whenever anyone goes near. Spends most of her time in her box. She looks like she's trying to lay, but she never does. Her appetite does seem a little less. I've massaged her vent with oil in an attempt to help her lay, if that is actually the problem, with no luck. I don't see an egg in there. I'm waiting on a very appointment. In the meantime, does anyone have any ideas what might be going on?
  2. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Crowing

    Apr 21, 2017
    New Mexico
    She's gone broody, which means she wants to hatch chicks, you could give her fertile eggs if you like
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  3. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

    Feb 12, 2015
    North Florida
  4. MelonHeadSeb

    MelonHeadSeb Chirping

    May 26, 2014
    Yeah sounds like she's broody, what I do is I just lift them out of the nest box and put them outside. They will puff themselves up and squawk a lot and will be very angry, but they will eventually stop.

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