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My chicken won't leave its nest?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bonnie4girls, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Bonnie4girls

    Bonnie4girls Hatching

    Jul 17, 2016
    Hi I'm new
    I have 4chickens
    2 road island reds
    2 sexlinks
    There a just over 1 1/2 years old one of my sexlinks is not feeling well over a week now
    She won't come out of bed unless I bring her out to drink and eat if I didn't bring her out she wouldn't come out she's always fluffing her feathers
    It has been really hot here lately so I put this powder with electrolytes and vitamins in there water still no change is she fixable ?

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It sounds as if she has gone broody. Is she clucking a lot, fluffing up, screeching when you move her, and passing really foul feces? If any of your answers are 'yes', she is probably broody.
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  3. tinakevin

    tinakevin Songster

    Nov 1, 2015
    New hampahire
    Sounds like she is broody. Is she sitting on eggs? If so she will stay there until you break her of being broody or you get her eggs or chicks. This is just my experience with what my hen did. My 1-1/2 year old rir just went broody and since I don't have a rooster I got her some baby chicks and now she is very happy
  4. Chicken Bff

    Chicken Bff Chirping

    May 20, 2016
    i have to agree
  5. Bonnie4girls

    Bonnie4girls Hatching

    Jul 17, 2016
    Broody yes that's exactly what's wrong thank-you for your help I thought she was sick I feel so much better now ...
    Now I have to snap her out of this [​IMG][​IMG]

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