My BO is acting ,,,,, happy but not eating now

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chiknwhisperer, May 4, 2009.

  1. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2008
    Lowell, IN
    strange. She has been puffing up her feathers for a week and is really mad when you even look at her when she is on her nest. She has also stopped laying and I checked to see if one was stuck and there is nothing there. She is eating and drinking. I have to physically take her off her nest because she won't leave. Does anyone have any ideas what might be wrong with her?
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2009
  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Could she be going broody?
     
  3. Sounds to me like she might be going broody!
     
  4. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2008
    Lowell, IN
    Can she go broody even with no rooster around?
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yeppers. No roo required for a brooy.
     
  6. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    [​IMG] You have a broody BO. I have them too and they're very, very prone to broodiness. Feel underneath her if you dare and see if she's plucked the feathers from her chest. If she hasn't already, she will be soon.
     
  7. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2008
    Lowell, IN
    [​IMG] Oh my! I had no idea that they didn't need a boy. She isn't even sitting on anything [​IMG] I look at her today and see if she is missing feathers. I had to put her food and water right next to her because she doesn't want to leave the nest. BUT, she is letting my other girl lay over there [​IMG]
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:If you don't have fertilized eggs for her and don't want to buy any for her to hatch, it's best to break her of her broodiness. Being broody is hard on their bodies and she won't lay while she's broody.
     
  9. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Buy some fertile eggs!!!!

    Hi, my name is Georgia and I'm an enabler. [​IMG]
     
  10. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    Sounds like she's broody, even though she's got no eggs.

    buy some and stick them under her. Might as well make good use of her efforts... lol.
     

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