My hen will not leave her nest (of 1 fake egg)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by big bouncer, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. big bouncer

    big bouncer Out Of The Brooder

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    Buffet (a buff orpington) will not leave her "nest" it is just a nesting box with a fake egg that the other hens learned to lay eggs on/at. She hardly gets any food or drinks. Extremely mad if removed. Makes shrieks if you come close...

    One other hen roosts alone at night on top of nesting box cabinets. I don't know why tho?
     
  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is Broody,She wants to have baby chicks.
     
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    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. shober

    shober Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she is broody!
     
  7. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like your hen is is broody. I had a hen go missing for exactly 20 days while she sat on a nest. We thought she got eaten by a predator, but she was just broody.
     
  8. big bouncer

    big bouncer Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a way to stop her? She is not on any eggs. But she thinks she has a nest. I don't know about her... atleast she isnt outside of copp like one of the other hens has done. But that hen stopped outside once we moved her nest and eggs in. She just left them. Buffet has no eggs but she keeps on sitting there. When i move her to eat (she didnt for 2 days because she just sat there) she fluffed up, shivered, made mad sounds, and then flapped her wings and so
    Spazzed after i let her go. She then ran/flew back to box.
     
  9. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She will most likely leave the nest after sitting on it for 20 days.
     
  10. chickies49

    chickies49 Out Of The Brooder

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    All chickens stay broody for a different amount of time , some longer than others. She will eventually give up and leave the box when she is ready.so there is nothing to worry about.Have you tried blocking of the nesting box ? Try putting her water and feeder close to the box so she doesn't feel like she has to fully leave her 'nest'[​IMG]
     
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