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Listless in the nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by daisydowny, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. daisydowny

    daisydowny New Egg

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    Hi-

    My Buff Orpington, Peaches, has been very listless and hanging out in the nesting box. I haven't gotten an egg from her in two days. I can pick her up and she is still content and she ate some carrot peelings that I hand fed her. This is not her normal behavior.
     
  2. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    perhaps she is eggbound?? dont trust my judgement... has she been traumatized? btw [​IMG]:
     
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  3. daisydowny

    daisydowny New Egg

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    How do you tell and what do you do?
     
  4. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe shes fixing to go broody/
     
  5. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    im not sure, when you feel her belly, can you feel an egg near pelvis? also try posting in the injuries section
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she is broody
     
  7. daisydowny

    daisydowny New Egg

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    I just took a good look at her and did not feel anything that is impacted I brought her in the house for a few minutes and she was in good spirits. This is a dumb question but does the egg come out of the same place as the poop?
     
  8. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    yes it does, she is most likely broody then luckily since being egg bound results in death [​IMG]... no egg stuck is a good thing
     
  9. daisydowny

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    Thanks everyone. I'll keep you posted.
     

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