Nesting 24/7 for over a week?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KatieChick63, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. KatieChick63

    KatieChick63 New Egg

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    I have a 6 month old buff Orpington that has been sitting in the nesting box for over a week, why is she doing this? She was a runt out of the 9 chicks, but she finally layed a very tiny egg a week ago and nothing since then. I have taken her out and she is usually back in the nesting bow within about 20 minutes. Is she sick, or what? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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  3. KatieChick63

    KatieChick63 New Egg

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    Thank you for the advice and yes, she sounds like a broody hen!
    I knew someone with more experience would be able to help answer my question, as this is all new to me! I'm enjoying being a chicken farm girl though! : )
     

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