Hen wont come out of nesting box

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maryellen21, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. maryellen21

    maryellen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got home at 4:30 and one of my tetras was in the last nesting box. I thought nothing of it as sometimes i get an egg or two at that time. I went to vet with one dog and came back and she is still in there... She is making a growly noise if any of the other hens look thru the curtain at her. When i try to get her to move she fluffs herself up and makes the growly noise at me too. Help what do i do! Do i just leave her alone? Is she being broody? Normally i get 6-7 eggs lately. Today i got 4 eggs.. I'm missing 3...
     
  2. aliciasimon

    aliciasimon Out Of The Brooder

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    She's broody. I have a Buff Orpington that goes broody at the drop of a hat. If you don't want her broody, keep her out of the coop for a couple of days and she'll get back to normal.
     
  3. maryellen21

    maryellen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ah so she is probably sitting on my 3 remaining eggs then. I didnt know tetras go broody, i read that them and RSL are not broody and just lay eggs and walk away..
    Ok that is a relief. I would rather have a broody hen then an egg eater anyday
     
  4. maryellen21

    maryellen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep just took the missing three eggs out from under her... Thank you!
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2014
  5. aliciasimon

    aliciasimon Out Of The Brooder

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    No problem, glad you found the eggs. Good luck with your broody girl. I felt awful the first time I dealt with a broody hen because she insisted on sitting in the nesting box (even with no eggs). I let her go to the roost at night, just no nesting box. After a day or two, she forgot the broody nonsense.
     

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