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HELP! IS SOMETHING WRONG?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickie momma di, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. chickie momma di

    chickie momma di Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MY GRACIE HASN'T LEFT HER LAYING BOX ALL DAY. [​IMG] SHE ALWAYS COMES TO GREET ME WHEN I COME HOME AND SHE IS JUST SITTING IN HER BOX ALL PUFFED UP. MY HUBBY SAYS SHE'S BEEN IN THE BOX ALL DAY LONG. IS THIS NORMAL? SHE IS APROX 27 WEEKS OLD HAS NOT HAD HER 1ST MOLT AND LAYS EVERY DAY EXCEPT 2 WEEKS AGO WHEN SHE LAID A MONSTER EGG. SHOULD I DO SOMETHING OR NOTHING? I'M STILL SO NEW AT THIS.
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    She might have gone broody on you. When you try to pick her up does she fluff up a bit and protest? If so, I'll bet her hormones have kicked in and made her broody.
     
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i second that,,,, sounds like she wants to be a mommy [​IMG]
     
  4. chickie momma di

    chickie momma di Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I SURE HOPE YOU GUYS ARE RIGHT. SHE IS VERY PUFFY AND MADE A FUNNY NOISE WHEN WE WENT TO CHECK ON HER. SOUNDED LIKE A SCREECH AND SHE HAD AN EGG SHE WASN'T SITTING ON BUT WAS IN THE BOX (WE CHECK EVERY DAY) . HER VENT LOOKS FINE CLEAN AND CLEAR. SHE FEELS KINDA HARD ALMOST LIKE THERE COULD BE ANOTHER EGG IN THERE IS THAT POSSIBLE? DID I MENTION THAT SHE'S A BUFF ORPH?
     
  5. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she is a buff....100% broody.
     
  6. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    [​IMG] [​IMG] @ the screech,,, thats puts the nail in the coffin,, she's broody,,, if there was something wrong with her she wouldnt have screeched at ya [​IMG]
     
  7. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Yes, definitely broody.

    P.S. WHY ARE WE YELLING?
     
  8. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. chickie momma di

    chickie momma di Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry about the yelling thing. [​IMG] didn't know.
    if i leave an egg will we get a chick? we live in southern ma isn't it too cold yet for that stuff? i'd love to be a chickie grand momma. [​IMG]
     
  10. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have fertile eggs? then yes, you might get one if you left and egg in with her.. but wh stop at one egg? give her 10 eggs.. she is going to be out of ommision for 3 weeks either way..

    and no it is not too cold or early for that sort of thing.. You did say she is a Buff Orp, right? I had at least 6 broody all winter.. B>O>'s
    I had the roosters penned away from them so none of the eggs were fertile..
     

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