Chicken sitting on nest and sleeping all day fro 3 months

ressivaidyl

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Jan 25, 2021
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My chicken has been sitting on her nest for three months. I've recently locked her out of the hen house to try and get her outside. When I went to chekc on her, she had been sleeping all day while that other chickens were doing their own thing.

Her legs are getting very skinny and shes missing some feathers on her sides.

any ideas on whats going on?
 

Floof

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Can you give a little info on her? How old is she? When was the last time she laid an egg? Does she have any other symptoms?
 

Aunt Angus

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Can you give a little info on her? How old is she? When was the last time she laid an egg? Does she have any other symptoms?
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I'm wondering if she's just broody. Broody hens often pluck their bellies to regulate the egg temps and they lose weight from spending all their time setting. Some are so driven to set that they will stay on the nest for months if they don't hatch any eggs.
 
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I'm wondering if she's just broody. Broody hens often pluck their bellies to regulate the egg temps and they lose weight from spending all their time setting. Some are so driven to set that they will stay on the nest for months if they don't hatch any eggs.
That's what I am thinking. Could the OP share some pictures of the chicken? @ressivaidyl, you might have to research how to break a broody. BYC has some great threads on this topic. Good luck and I hope she gets well soon! 🤞
 

ressivaidyl

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Jan 25, 2021
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Can you give a little info on her? How old is she? When was the last time she laid an egg? Does she have any other symptoms?
She’s a year old, has been laying and a happy hen until recently. Unsure if she is laying at the moment. I don’t live where they’re living at the moment. No other symptoms. Her comb does fluctuate in colour though
 

ressivaidyl

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Jan 25, 2021
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I'm wondering if she's just broody. Broody hens often pluck their bellies to regulate the egg temps and they lose weight from spending all their time setting. Some are so driven to set that they will stay on the nest for months if they don't hatch any eggs.
Should I get her some fertile eggs or is it too late?
 

ressivaidyl

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Jan 25, 2021
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That's what I am thinking. Could the OP share some pictures of the chicken? @ressivaidyl, you might have to research how to break a broody. BYC has some great threads on this topic. Good luck and I hope she gets well soon! 🤞
That’s after I gave her a bath
 

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ressivaidyl

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Jan 25, 2021
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Three months broody is too long! You're going to have to break her or she could die. Sounds like she is losing weight and condition. What general area are you in, and what is the weather like where you are?
I’m in Australia, it’s been 40 degrees celcius here regular I’m scared she’s going to over heat
 

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