Stubborn Chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chillicothechick, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Chillicothechick

    Chillicothechick Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2009
    My husband and I have been debating how to handle one of our chickens. It doesn't want to leave the nest. Sometimes it's sitting on eggs, other times just the wood chips in the nest. If you go to move it, it really tries to peck you.

    Any thoughts/suggestions?
  2. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Sounds like it has gone broody and wants to sit and hatch some eggs. I just had 1 do this and I finally gave in and let her hatch a few, didn't end good (she killed the babies for some reason) but she is no longer broody. Maybe do a search for how to break a broody hen if you have no fertile eggs or don't want to oreder some for her to hatch.

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