chook wont get out of nest.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shazza07, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. shazza07

    shazza07 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, i have a roughly 7 month old pekin chicken, just started laying 10-12 days ago, she lay and egg every day after laying she would come back out of nestbox. she has been in the nestbox now for roughly 4 days and no eggs ( she has been noisy last 2 mornings like she is trying to lay) i thought possible broodines but would she be trying to lay still??? singing her egg song but no eggs, she will only come out of nestbox if i take her out. she does not look sick ( no ruffled feathers or panting etc...). any idea??????
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    If she's not egg bound, she's probably broody.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Is she walking like a penguin?

    Sometimes new layers have some kinks in the plumbing that need to be worked out.
     
  4. shazza07

    shazza07 Out Of The Brooder

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    No she is not walking like a penguin, I do think she is broody but is it normal for this to happen so soon after starting to lay? i am new to chicken keeping so i want to make sure she is ok.
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Oh yeah. I have an older bird that has spent most of her adult life being broody. I swear she went broody right after she laid her first egg, and it has continued for years. I call her my chronic broody.

    Good luck.
     

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