Chicken won't leave the nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenscratch, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. chickenscratch

    chickenscratch Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my chickens won't leave the nesting box. She's laying eggs but staying in the nesting box all day and night. I took her out and put her out with the other chickens and she eats a little, walks around and goes back in.
    Any ideas on what wrong with her or what to look for.
    Thanks
     
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    your hen is fine.she is just going broody.an wanting to sitt on some eggs an hatch them.
     
  3. okto

    okto Out Of The Brooder

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    lucky dog
     
  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Yep... she's broody. Do you have a rooster? Are the eggs fertile?

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  5. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    got a rooster(s)? some fertile eggs [​IMG][​IMG] more chicks,your sooo lucky i have been waiting for YEARS for my d*** hen to go broody
     
  6. chickenscratch

    chickenscratch Out Of The Brooder

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    where do i get a few fertile eggs- i don't have a rooster
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Just about anyone here... check out the buy/sell/trade section. There's a "WANTED: positive feedback for BYC sellers" thread (thank you to whomever made it a sticky!!!) that lists over 88 people and what they have available. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2008
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Check the Buy/Sell/Trade section of the forum, lots of good deals right here.
     
  9. HATTIES COOP

    HATTIES COOP New Egg

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    my cochin is about 6 months old. Been laying for about 2 months. she has been in the nesting box for 2 days, not laying. normally we get an egg a day. I have taken her out she seems fine. but goes back in. Is she brooding?
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Sounds like she could be broody. Does she cluck at you when you try to take her out of the box and fluff up like a turkey?
     

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