Hen won't come out of nesting box

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by iluvpeeps, May 8, 2013.

  1. iluvpeeps

    iluvpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Buff Orpington hen and she won't leave the nesting box. She sits in there all day and tries to stay in at night but I take her out and put her with the rest of the flock. There aren't any eggs underneath her either and she has her feathers all fluffed up. She is about 8 or 9 months old. Please help me!!!
     
  2. nbenevento

    nbenevento Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she has gone broody on you for some reason. Do a search for how o break a broody hen and I am sure you will get lots of ideas.
     
  3. iluvpeeps

    iluvpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what I thought but she isnt sitting on any eggs
     
  4. ozarkmomma

    ozarkmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they don't have to have any eggs under them to be broody. I have one that is quite content to sit on a golf ball or an empty nest.
     
  5. iluvpeeps

    iluvpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks
     

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