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Won't leave her nest?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LaurynRose, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. LaurynRose

    LaurynRose Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2015
    Hi I have a Silkie who is almost a year old and she is constantly sitting in her nest. All the eggs are layed in that box but she sits there even when there aren't eggs in it. I believe she is laying eggs but am not sure. Does anyone know why she insist on sitting in an empty nest?
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2015
    No where Nebraska
    I have heard silkies are very good at going broody. She may not realize there are no eggs, or not care. Sounds like you have a broody hen.
  3. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2015
    Southeast Alabama
    sounds like she's broody!!

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