Strange Behaviour

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Marlinmarie, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Marlinmarie

    Marlinmarie New Egg

    Sep 8, 2016
    I have a yr old chicken in a flock of 6. she has started acting strange. I am new to this any idea from the more experienced? She sits in the coop all day, on eggs, when you look in on her she ruffles all her feathers, she clucks all the time. She is eating and drinking when I bring her out of the coop. She doesn't seem to have the engery she had before and doesnt stray far from the pen. I tried treating her for "egg bound" and read if she were egg bound she would die with in 48 hours. This has been going on for 10 days. I know something is going on but not sure what. Would love feed back and ideas. I am going to try adding the oregno to the water for a start.
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

    Nov 7, 2012
    You have a broody hen on your hands. You should either break her, or give her some eggs to hatch, or some chicks to mother. do some research re: broody hens in the learning center.

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