sitting in egg box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by terry the teacher, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. terry the teacher

    terry the teacher Out Of The Brooder

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    Nov 12, 2007
    My girls have been laying regularly since Easter. But now, 1 of them spends all her time in the egg box but she hasn't layed any eggs for 3 days now. Is something wrong with her?
     
  2. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    She probably wants some eggs to hatch out.
    Chris
     
  3. terry the teacher

    terry the teacher Out Of The Brooder

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    But there aren't any eggs. Will she stop on her own and begin laying again?
     
  4. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    What kind of chicken is she? Some hens will set on nothing. Silkies will set on nothing or anything.
    Chris
     
  5. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    she's broody (when they sit on the eggs) get here some fertile eggs to hatch!
     
  6. terry the teacher

    terry the teacher Out Of The Brooder

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    I think she's a game chicken. She's black with some red on her body. I just have tw chickens. If she's broody, will her sister start trying to hatch eggs as well?
     
  7. terry the teacher

    terry the teacher Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have any fertile eggs for my chicken that wants to be a mommy but what if I went to the local feed and seed and bought her some babies?
     
  8. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    i'd try eggs
     

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