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hen won't leave nest box

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

  1. zebralady

    zebralady In the Brooder

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    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 Songster

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    nope she's just broody
     
  3. chickers

    chickers In the Brooder

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    Broody.

    Broody silkies define excessive. ;)
     
  4. clucknpeck

    clucknpeck Songster

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    Aw lucky!
    Let her hatch some babies! [​IMG]
     

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