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In Nest All Day

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Oneofeach, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Oneofeach

    Oneofeach New Egg

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    Hello everyone
    I have a hen who is a new layer (about 3 weeks or so) and today she spend most of the day in the nesting box. She seemed happy and is preening herself but this has never happened with any of her 30 "sisters". Should I be concerned? I haven't checked for an egg under her yet.

    thanks!
     
  2. BasicallyHeather

    BasicallyHeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she's decided to go broody already? What breed is she?
     
  3. AngryHummingbird

    AngryHummingbird Out Of The Brooder

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    Does she fluff up and get upset when you try and move her? If yes I would guess she's feeling broody. Even typically 'non broody' breeds can go broody, as my production red likes to prove...
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Is she on the nest at night instead of roosting?
     
  5. Oneofeach

    Oneofeach New Egg

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    She was still in the box earlier this evening when everyone else was starting to roost. Haven't checked again so far tonight. thanks!
     
  6. Oneofeach

    Oneofeach New Egg

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    She is a 6 month old Golden Comet. She will let me pet her and doesn't seem to get upset with me at all
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    If she's on the nest at night instead of roosting and all day, she's broody.
     

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