Help! Broody? white leghorn

golfcoursechix

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Thanks for this great website! Ihave a 9month old white leghorn that was producing an egg a day for the last 2 months then all of a sudden stopped.. though she was egg bound but i feel nothing unusual near the vent.. i noticed shes ALWAYS on the nest box over another hen's egg.. i shoo her off and retrive the egg(s) but the same every day.. any suggestions?
 

sumi

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I think your hen may be broody. Is she aggressive when you remove the eggs? Puffed up and screeches at you?
 

golfcoursechix

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Thanks for the help.. She makes some funny noises but doesn't peck or become aggressive, I just push her off and take the egg .. She even sleeps in the box at night
 

sumi

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That doesn't sound right. If she's not broody she might be egg bound...
 

golfcoursechix

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I dont know what i'm looking for if she's egg-bound.. she looks ok, I figured she would look sick or something..
i looked some stuff up about how to break the broodiness.. but i dont want any more chicks
i did get my hens (6 of them) for egg laying and she hasnt laid in over a week
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