1. MissChessy

    MissChessy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2007
    Anyone here got any pictures of their nest boxes that have doors on them? For some unknown reason my hens are wanting to stay in the nest boxes from sun up to sun down. They don't want to get out! Most are moulting. Never had this problem before.

    I've introduced a new flock of young hens to the group and that is when all this wanting to stay in the boxes started. I have a guinea in the mix and I don't think they like her very much, she is very controlling and aggressive. Maybe that is what the problem is???? Who knows?

    Thank you for your help and pictures. [​IMG]
  2. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    sounds like they are trying to go broody
  3. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2009
    Pliny, West Virgina
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2009
  4. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2008
    Vancouver, Wa.
    I agree that it sounds like they are going broody. I have a brown leghorn that has been broody for 2 or 3 weeks now. I am not having much luck in breaking her yet.

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