Hen wont leave nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Falstaff, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Falstaff

    Falstaff Out Of The Brooder

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    I have ten hens 11/2 old free range all day. 1 hen just started to stay in laying boxes all the time about a week ago. She's not to fussey about wich box she is in. If I take her out she will peck around for awile then make her way back to the laying boxes.
    If I lock the door to the koop she Is fine with it just goes about her bisness.
    She has always been sociable with the other chickens. The first time I took her out the other day the other hens jump on her. She fought back now if one jets close to her she will attack them first.
    Also she eats,drinks,poops,ect just fine. have any one seen this behavior before?
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Is she still laying eggs?

    She almost sounds like she is going broody.
     
  3. Falstaff

    Falstaff Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this smothing she will get over? also dosent care if there are eggs.
     
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    sound broody [​IMG]
     
  5. Falstaff

    Falstaff Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure if she is laying or not. she moves from box to box.
     

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