not sure where it belongs, got a question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kentucky jay, May 20, 2012.

  1. kentucky jay

    kentucky jay In the Brooder

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    i have a hen that wont leave her nest box but to eat ........ the box is at ground level ....she stopped roosting with the other hens , and now spends all her time in the nest box !!! im guessing she is broody , however , is it normal for them to spend the night in the nest box ? she lets me take her out , but will run right back to the nestbox !!! i just wanna be sure she isnt sick or something .. oh yeah she didnt do it last spring ...
     
  2. Sounds broody to me...... Does that mean that you are going to get some fertile eggs and let her hatch chicks.... (chicken math).
     
  3. kentucky jay

    kentucky jay In the Brooder

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    i might give it a shot ...... not really ready for chicks , but im gonna try it !!
     
  4. I know exactly what you mean...but if you can get the hen to do all the work..... why not try? Good luck with it. ;O)
     
  5. kentucky jay

    kentucky jay In the Brooder

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    thanks ...i think im gonna need it !
     

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