My Buff Orpington is sick?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickensrok, May 22, 2016.

  1. chickensrok

    chickensrok Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 1, 2015
    Hello there I have a Buff Orpington that has been acting strange lately. She will not leave the nest box and I have to manually take her outside to her food. She also makes strange noises. When ever I try to get near her she will act irritated. I have been kicking her out of the nest box for almost three days now and I don't know if she is sick or maybe egg bound (she is fifteen months old).
  2. Cartop Rob

    Cartop Rob Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 4, 2015
    ontario canada
    Sound like a broody to me. I've got 5 BO and just finished breaking the 2nd one of her broodiness. She flattens herself in the nest box and growls.and chirps.when you take her out right?
    Have a look at her breast and see if she's removed her feathers. Break her of this now have fertile.eggs to set her with. She will leave the box daily to eat and poop.
    Put her in a cage that's off the ground. This will cool her underside. I had to do this for 2 days then she was good.
    Last edited: May 22, 2016
  3. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, i don't have a.y broody experience (yet) but from what i hear, that hen sounds broody!

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