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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

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    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

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    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

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    sounds like she's broody!!
     

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