Pumpkin hasn't laid an egg in three days and is very cranky

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by OlivenhainChickens, May 16, 2009.

  1. OlivenhainChickens

    OlivenhainChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    My Rhoade Island Red stopped laying eggs three days ago, sits all day on the nest and is very agitated.

    She won't eat much and is basically in a bad mood all day. We think she has an egg or two inside her and can't get it out.

    That would make me cranky too.

    What should we do if anything?

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  2. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Pumkin went broody.
     
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Quote:I second that motion... My sick hens arent grumpy but a broody will eat you up...
     
  4. sweetie54

    sweetie54 Out Of The Brooder

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    hummm i dont know but maybe give her a warm bath?????? thats what i would do!
    I had one chicken with a broken leg and i gave her warm baths everyday and she got better and she even liked it!!! Now she follows me everywhere!!!! lol I call her hop a long now!!! she limps but she can still run fast for food!!! lol
     
  5. Wendyba29

    Wendyba29 Out Of The Brooder

    That's what mine did, First time she ever bit me, and talk about a nasty look on her face! [​IMG] She's hatching them out right now!!
     
  6. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

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  7. OlivenhainChickens

    OlivenhainChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok...clearly she is broody.

    And I understand that there are a number of remidies.

    But what remedy should I use?
     
  8. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

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    I vote for broody. She wants to be a mommy. [​IMG]
     
  9. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

    Nov 15, 2008
    Martinez, CA

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