My Chicken is always sitting down

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lollylol22, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. lollylol22

    lollylol22 New Egg

    Apr 22, 2014

    I have a 7 month old isa brown hen who is always sitting down.
    Every time i go out to let them out, feed them, ect. she is always sitting down in the nesting box in the coop, she won't get up when all the other chickens get out and when i bring food.
    The only time she gets out is when i pick her up and put her on the floor, she will then get something to eat and drink and then she will just go back inside and lie down again.

    Should i be worried?
  2. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2014
    Victoria, Australia.
    Does she fluff up her feathers and growl or screech when you go near her?

    Is she grizzly when she does get off the nest?

    Does she do huge, stinky poops?

    If so, I reckon she's gone broody on you - she wants to hatch out eggs and be a Momma!

    You can either give her some fertilised eggs to sit on, or put her in a broody buster cage to break her broodiness. If you do a search for "How To Break A Broody Hen" you should find the answers you need.

    Good luck!

    - Krista

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