Hen wants to stay in the hen house all day?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by thesearcherman, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. thesearcherman

    thesearcherman Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone, my Rhode Island Red hen wants to sit in hen house like she is sitting on her eggs, except there are not any eggs. She is stuck in the roosting mode, and makes the clucking sound. Sits in there all day and nite, not laying. How can I get break the cycle? She will not eat treats either. Been like this for about a week. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    She's gone broody. She wants to hatch eggs. Now might be a good time to stick some fertile eggs under her.
     
  3. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG] Is she sitting on the roost or in the nest box? [​IMG]
     
  4. Mama duck 8

    Mama duck 8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Place her in a different run fast.. or else she might kill herself waiting for the eggs she isnt sitting on to hatch..One of my hens was like that, and i took her out and placed her in a cage outside...and it broke the cycle
     
  5. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Quote:x2 can get dangerous....
     

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