Stationary Hen

5LadyHens

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 11, 2011
46
0
22
Stinson Beach, CA
It's been over 12 hours and my beloved hen, Blondie, hasn't moved out of
the nesting box. Her feathers make her appear all puffed up. And I noticed
the red comb on top of her head is shriveled up, not plump like her sisters.
We've had the girls for over a year and I've never noticed this behavior before.
I'm very concerned. Please advise. Many thanks.
 

K-12 Chickens

Songster
9 Years
Oct 6, 2010
2,177
27
194
Michigan
Does she look egg-bound? Check her vent and abdomen for hardness. If she does appear to be egg-bound, place her in a warm bath to loosen up her insides.
 

5LadyHens

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 11, 2011
46
0
22
Stinson Beach, CA
K-12 Chickens,
I'm assuming Blondie is egg-bound because she only visits
the nesting box when she is ready to lay an egg. I will
put her in a warm bath. Thank you for your help.
 
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