Is my chicken egg bound?

Arla

Chirping
Mar 15, 2018
40
65
89
New England
My barred rock has been sitting in the nesting box for around two or three hours now! Is this okay? Is it fine, is she being broody, or possibly egg bound? Any advice is appreciated.
 

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Happs
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She could be broody, but since it's only been three hours, she might not be.
Sometimes they do sit there for a long time.
Are her feathers puffed? Could you attach a picture?
I have no experience whatsoever with an eggbound chicken, but if it proves to be that someone can help you.
 

Arla

Chirping
Mar 15, 2018
40
65
89
New England
Here is a picture (I’m not sure if it helps). She was puffing her feathers earlier but not anymore.
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The Happster

Happs
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She doesn't look overly broody to me.
She may just be showing signs of it.
I won't rule out her being eggbound because I have no experience with it, so wait for someone else to check that first.
By the way, I notice her back is bare.
Might want to keep an eye on your rooster. They can do some nasty damage.
 

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