chicken stays in nest box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rubyzoo, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. rubyzoo

    rubyzoo Out Of The Brooder

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    We have had mites and lice :rolleyes : ( Lacy and 5 other chickens ) we have done the cleaning up and treating today! They had them for two weeks I think! they are two years old . All of them but lacy go to their purch . It was 98 degrees today high humity today [​IMG] but I could not stand they were suffering with these bugs . But our Lacy tryed to stay in her nest box ! i had to hoses her down to cool her down . I closed the nest box but when things cool down a little I open it up and she went in the nest box again! I[​IMG] just lock them in for the night and she was still in the nest box??? any Ideas what do I do to help her? she can't have eggs and lay's on every ones else's eggs [​IMG]
     
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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Sounds like a broody to me.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Lacy has gone broody.
     
  4. rubyzoo

    rubyzoo Out Of The Brooder

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    But she does not lay egg????
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    She's 2 and not laying? do you know why?

    They quit laying when broody or moulting.

    How long has she not been laying?
     
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  6. rubyzoo

    rubyzoo Out Of The Brooder

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    She has layed:( three or four in her two years, vet does not know why
     
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