Help! Chook won't leave nest!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by P-Funk, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's been in there for 48 hours and won't even leave too roost, eat, or drink. She's sitting in the one box the girls never use. Whenever I try to move her she tries to bite me. Plus there hasn't been a single egg from any of the chooks in said 48 hours. She's a 1 year old Ancona and there are no roo's here.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2013
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Sounds like a case of broodiness to me. (my Ancona bites me, too)!
     
  3. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup def sounds broody
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She's broody. I'd bet she's left the nest to eat, drink and poop, you just haven't seen her. They're usually only off like 15-20 minutes, and you just don't catch them at it. Once they're back on, it's like they never left.

    She doesn't know it's futile, if you don't want to get some fertile eggs and let her hatch you'll need to research breaking a broody. Plenty of threads on here about that.
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep broody. It took me 3 days to break my broody last time.
     
  6. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you [​IMG]Now I feel at least a bit better. She was still in the exact same place this morning (now day 3). It never occured to me to get fertilized eggs, just not sure if I want any more worries right now [​IMG]
     

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