Inexperienced chicken mom here

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dionnab, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. Dionnab

    Dionnab Just Hatched

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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!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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

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  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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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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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Is she sitting on the nest at night too?
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    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.
     
  6. Dionnab

    Dionnab Just Hatched

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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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