Hen in coop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dabacote4, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. dabacote4

    dabacote4 New Egg

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    Good evening everyone. This is my first time raising chickens I live in south Carolina. I have a hen that has been in the coop for three days . She will come out to eat and drink bit goes right back in. I am scared to move her or make her come out because something can be really wrong and I don't want to hurt her. What could be wrong? I have been reading some of the forum where it could be her vent clogged and put her in warm water and Epson salt. Bu I want to see what else it could be. I have 4 buff orp and only one stays in the coop. Please give me some advice or suggestions.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Is she just sitting in one spot? Sounds like she's broody, which is nothing to worry about. You can break her of it if you don't want her to hatch any eggs.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Sounds like a she's broody.
     
  4. dabacote4

    dabacote4 New Egg

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    How long does it last? But I don't think she is sitting on any eggs.
     
  5. dabacote4

    dabacote4 New Egg

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    Yes she is sitting in one spot. How do I break her.
     
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    srm7731 Out Of The Brooder

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    Some people will put in a broody cage with wire floor so she can't make a nest and leave her in there for a few days to a week with food and water. I've never tried it as I either let mine hatch out or just keep taking the eggs away and eventually they quit.
     
  7. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Making it unnerving to sit in there will work, too. Ever blasted music or construction sounds in the coop? That will break a broody instantly! Personal experience when hubby broke a broody by accident.
     
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  8. Southern Ann

    Southern Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always put the hen in a wire cage for a few days, it seems to work.
     
  9. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    I agree with the wire cage method. It usually breaks them pretty quickly.
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I'll have to keep that little trick in mind.
     

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