My hen stopped laying and stays in her nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sue4rescue, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. sue4rescue

    sue4rescue Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 10, 2015
    Does this mean she's broody even w/o any eggs? What can I do to get her to start laying again? I have been taking her out of the nesting box each morning and afternoon so she'll eat but she soon returns. Could she have eggs stuck in her? Help!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It sounds as if she is broody. Lock her in a cage or pen away from her nest site to break her broodiness. She will not start laying until she gets over being broody.

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