1. tres8922

    tres8922 New Egg

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    My Cochin hen has suddenly lost interest in food or water. Stays in her nesting box most of the day and hasn't laid an egg in several days which is unlike her. The only thing I can get her to eat is oatmeal which is something I introduced after her symptoms started. I've checked for a stuck egg but can't feel one. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Sounds like the behavior of a broody hen - she is being hormonally driven to hatch eggs (even if there are no eggs in the nest)
     
  3. thechxwhisperer

    thechxwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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