In the Brooder
- Sep 19, 2012
I have a 10 month old amerucana, she is a great egg layer. Yesterday she stayed in the nesting box all day. I got a little worried about her, so I went and checked to see if she had laid an egg. I reached under her and there was an egg, I took it and got her out of the nest box, I wanted her to go eat and drink some water, she stayed out the rest of the evening, and went in the coop when the rest of the hens went in. This morning she was back in the nest box, I checked, there was no egg. An hour later I went and checked on her again, still in the nest box, and still no egg. I got her out of the nest box so she would go eat and drink. She kept puffing up her feathers, making strange noises, and the other hens would not leave her alone. Is she broody? I don't know. Is she hiding because the other hens are picking on her? They usually all get along. My flock is small, only 8 hens, no rooster. I have 2 Rhode Island Reds, 3 black austrolorps, 1 California white and 2 Amerucanas. Anyone have any suggestions?