Constantly in nesting box?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by starless825, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. starless825

    starless825 In the Brooder

    Apr 9, 2009
    Portland area
    So my golden laced wyandotte never seems to leave the nesting box. She is almost all always in it, even after she's layed an egg. I'm getting a bit worried. At night she does not roost with the other girls any more and does not seem interested in coming out during the day etc. Is this normal? Should I be concerned that it's a sign of illness etc?
  2. ilovebuffs

    ilovebuffs Chirping

    Jun 26, 2009
    Senoia, GA
    It sounds to me like she might be going broody. I've never had one do it yet, but my RIR squawks at me if I come in while she's in there. It's really kind of funny:) Maybe you should try to let her hatch some:) I just love little bitties.
  3. imtc

    imtc Songster

    Oct 30, 2008
    she's just going broody....trying to hatch her egg out. Perfectly normal but if you don't want her sitting you can research online how to break her of it. Usually it's by removing them from a "nest" area for a few days (like into a plain wire cage) so she won't have a place to lay an egg and will forget about it. Eventually she'll go back to laying on her own if you choose not to do anything to break her of it.

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