Curly quit . . help!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by flopsy, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. flopsy

    flopsy Out Of The Brooder

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    Curly was laying eggs, about one a day. Feed is laying crumbles. Other hen is still laying. Curly had laid an egg and wanted to stay on the nest with it. We lifted her and took the egg. Now she's mad (I'm guessing) and has not laid in about a week. What could the problem be? There have been no changes except: I had taken the golf balls out of the nests (got the hens about 2 months ago) because they seemed to know where the nests were. Well, Annie didn't like that. (I had accidentally left one golf ball in a nest). Annie moved over to the golf ball nest and started laying there. So I put all the golf balls back. Annie stayed with the new nest. Curly . . . well, Curly's still not laying. I wondered if she might have wanted to hatch the egg and golf ball.
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Got yourself a broody hen, sounds like.

    Lots of threads on here about how to "break" a broody. Try a search & you'll get lots of advice!
     

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