Molting hen has been sleeping in the nesting box

Bhapimama

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Jul 30, 2017
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One of my girls (she's an Easter Egger and at the bottom of the pecking order) has been molting for the past 2-3 weeks. I think she might be on the 'upswing' now but for about the past week, she has been sleeping in a nesting box instead of on the roosts with the other girls. We've had some chilly nights and even a little morning frost here....I'm wondering if she just cold (?)... Poor little thing :(
 

Ducksandchickens

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Apr 24, 2018
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One of my girls (she's an Easter Egger and at the bottom of the pecking order) has been molting for the past 2-3 weeks. I think she might be on the 'upswing' now but for about the past week, she has been sleeping in a nesting box instead of on the roosts with the other girls. We've had some chilly nights and even a little morning frost here....I'm wondering if she just cold (?)... Poor little thing :(
She could just be cold. My hens used to sometimes sleep where there was hay in the boxes
 

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