Quick question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jmg1170, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. jmg1170

    jmg1170 New Egg

    1
    0
    7
    Aug 7, 2013
    I have an approximately 3 year old Americana hen that we have had for about 6 months. She will not get off the nest at all. she was very active for the first 4 months, then we noticed that she was in the nest a lot. We check and found that she was laying on a few eggs that we took from her. Since then she will not leave the nesting box. I will take her out and put her on the ground only for her to go right back to the box. Any thoughts ?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    63,837
    9,551
    766
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Your hen is broody. She wants to set and hatch some chicks. If you wish to 'break' her, pen her away from her nest site until she stops being clucky.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by