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My Chicken is acting very hyper Up PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rhys Petersen, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Rhys Petersen

    Rhys Petersen New Egg

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    Hi
    One of my chickens was sitting in the hay for many hours. I took the eggs under her but she kept sitting there not eat food which is not normal for her. I picked her up to get her to eat some food and she started to eat very quickly. She ran back and forth between eating and drinking. When I picked her up to hold her she was very hyper and keep bobbing her head and a couple of times she jumped into the coop. After doing all of hyper behaviour she went back and sat in the hay and was very quite again. I recently changed food from mash to crumble (bigger pellets).
    Please HELP
    Rhys
    Thanks:(
     
  2. chickensbythesea

    chickensbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say she's gone broody. It's normal, and just means she's trying to raise chicks instead of lay. Her primary objective is to keep eggs warm and safe, so she's going to gobble down food to get back to them. She's just not that smart (in that you took them).

    If she's never done it, a lot of times she'll do it for a day or two and stop. No worries.
    You can try to break her of it if it lasts longer, so she won't stop laying/won't hatch any eggs, but that's never especially easy.
     
  3. MrsPinkKitty

    MrsPinkKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You must stop giving your chickens Coffee heheh j/k .I noticed when i went from crumble to pellet my babes filled out faster and got full faster. Didnt notice any A.D.D hehe:lol:
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Sounds very much like she has gone broody.
     
  5. Rhys Petersen

    Rhys Petersen New Egg

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    Chickbythesea how would i break her from being broody. Because shes been doing this for a couple of days now
     
  6. chickensbythesea

    chickensbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    search the forums, but basically, keep her out of the nest/nest box, and don't let her have any eggs.
     

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