Why is my chicken nesting??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by egglady115, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. egglady115

    egglady115 Out Of The Brooder

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    One chicken stays in the coop on the same nest. The others are getting a chance to lay their eggs as well. This is there first winter. When I harvest the eggs they are very hot. I do not have a rooster. I have noticed that the barred rocks chase her off. Help I am really concerned about my girl.. :([​IMG]
     
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Is it possible you have a broody hen? Give her some fertile eggs and you will chicks in 21 days....otherwise she just likes the comfort of the nest...LOL! good luck

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  3. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Welcome to BYC great to have ya here [​IMG]

    Sounds like she has gone broody on ya and no hens do not need a rooster to do this the rooster is only to make the egg's fertile and to crow when ever he feels like it [​IMG]






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