Inexperienced chicken mom here

Dionnab

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Jun 13, 2016
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I have a Drarf Orlandsk who only started laying a couple of weeks ago. She was laying almost every day. She suddenly stopped and sits on the nest a lot. There is a golf ball in the nest. She gets of and runs away cackling and clucking loudly, if I try to touch her. What is going on with her? Help!
 

Pork Pie

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Sounds like signs of broodiness, but after only laying for such a short time, it seems a little strange.

CT
 

Ravynscroft

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Broody, no doubt... can happen much earlier with bantams than lf too... I had a bantam Call duck that laid for 4 weeks only before she decided to set, hatched a full brood and was an excellent mother too...
 

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I have a Drarf Orlandsk who only started laying a couple of weeks ago. She was laying almost every day. She suddenly stopped and sits on the nest a lot. There is a golf ball in the nest. She gets of and runs away cackling and clucking loudly, if I try to touch her. What is going on with her? Help!
Is she sitting on the nest at night too?
 

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I have a Drarf Orlandsk who only started laying a couple of weeks ago. She was laying almost every day. She suddenly stopped and sits on the nest a lot. There is a golf ball in the nest. She gets of and runs away cackling and clucking loudly, if I try to touch her. What is going on with her? Help!
Take the golf ball out....Just her way of being bossy....Pecking order in action. She is young. I had two hens last year that started to lay and then nothing for a few weeks. Their bodies need to get in sync. Soon she will get into the groove.
 

Dionnab

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Thank you so much. I took the golf ball out and locked her out of the nest she was sitting in today. We will see?
 

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