nesting not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by outrageousred, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. outrageousred

    outrageousred New Egg

    Aug 14, 2016
    I have a barred rock that has been laying for about 4 months and she just decided to stop laying and trying to hatch all the other eggs. She is spending the better part of her day sitting on the other chickens eggs and gets snarky if you try to remove them from the nest. she may be pecking at the other barred rocks egg as well but I am not positive. Any ideas what is going on with her?

    I moved the fake egg we keep in the coop and one of the leghorns took the hint but the others haven't.

    I have 6 chickens total 2 barred rock 2 white leghorns and 2 americana/easter eggers.
    we live in central California and its regular march weather...
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    She sounds broody. Put her in a wire bottomed crate elevated off the ground for 3-5 days. It's a hormonal state.
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!

    Is she sitting the nest all night too?
    A non broody can get snarky too if you take eggs from under her...or even approach the nest.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2017

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