1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

hen won't leave nest box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zebralady, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. zebralady

    zebralady Out Of The Brooder

    33
    3
    34
    Jan 12, 2013
    Vancouver, Washington
    Hi, I have a year old silkie hen who won't leave the nest box unless I force her. She is not aggressive when I collect eggs and will eat if I force her out but, she insists on sitting in the nest box 24 hours a day. i have not seen her leave unless i force her out, not even when the flock gets their fresh goodies during the day. she feels thin to me at this point but, i am far from a chicken expert. any ideas? is this just "broodiness"? I am aware that silkies are known for being great brooders but, this seems excessive.....
     
  2. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,138
    16
    138
    Oct 4, 2011
    athens, wv
    nope she's just broody
     
  3. chickers

    chickers Out Of The Brooder

    82
    1
    31
    Jan 18, 2012
    Gold Country California
    Broody.

    Broody silkies define excessive. ;)
     
  4. clucknpeck

    clucknpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    537
    1
    111
    Mar 15, 2012
    Aw lucky!
    Let her hatch some babies! [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by