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why won't she leave the hen house?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FromChictoChick, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. FromChictoChick

    FromChictoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an Ameracana who just won't come out of the hen house, she's in there all day and night. ...I incorporated her into the flock approx. 2 weeks ago. She hasn't laid at all, but seems otherwise healthy
     
  2. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think she's gone broody?
     
  3. FromChictoChick

    FromChictoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe. .. she's not in the nesting box and I don't think her breed is known to be especially broody though
     
  4. JesseK

    JesseK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she's getting ready to lay. My chickens start spending a ton of time in there when they're close to laying.
     
  5. FromChictoChick

    FromChictoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's I believe two years old. .. That's what I was told
     
  6. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, she could just be nervous. Idk
     
  7. FromChictoChick

    FromChictoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she's nervous or broody... What should I do?
     
  8. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have any original flock members shown aggression? They could be saying, "Hey, newbie, we're above you in the pecking order, and we'll prove it!" when your back is turned. She might be nervous after all, I doubt she's broody.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012

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