HELP! Buff Orpington Being Weird!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thechickenwhisperer24, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. thechickenwhisperer24

    thechickenwhisperer24 Chirping

    Sep 3, 2011
    So, in the middle of the day today, I went down to the coop. My beautiful Buff Orpington was in the nesting box, all her feathers standing on end, sitting on two eggs. She made a noise at me when I took them but nothing after that. She is generally a very friendly girl who loves to play outside, but tonight (eight hours later) she was still there, all puffed up, in the same place. She won't really stand up and she let me pick her up. Her vent is not pasted up. I put her on the roost and she stood there but I then had to go inside. I'm really worried because I love my Yolanda! Does anybody have any ideas? Please, I will be devastated if anything happens to her!

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    You are in possession of a broody hen. She wants to be a mother.
  3. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Songster

    Apr 18, 2011
    Upstate NY
    Quote:X2 We just broke a Buff about two weeks ago. Took her off the nest everytime we had the chance and sent her outside. When you lift her off give her a second to walk, she'll get her legs.
  4. awwww, let her hatch some eggs

  5. thechickenwhisperer24

    thechickenwhisperer24 Chirping

    Sep 3, 2011
    Thanks so much. I thought she was broody, but she's the first. We don't have a rooster, so she can't hatch them. We already have 20, though I would love some more. Any ideas on how to break her?

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