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Stumped

Post by Kbr42 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:16 am

Need some help here! My broody banty RIR, was fine on Thursday morning. When I cleaned out the coop at 6am I kicked her out of the nesting box, locked the door to the coop. Cleaned. She was running around eating drinking etc...opened the door an hour later she ran in jumped back into the nesting box! All good.

Fast forward to 4pm cleaning the coop out again, picked her up and put her in the main coop she sat down and didn't move. Oliver came over to do his thing she didn't move. She wouldn't stand up. I nudged her and she wouldn't move. I put her next to food and water..nothing wouldn't move. Checked her out nothing wrong with her with her that i could see. She just won't stand up.

She has been in the house but she's not moving. Otherwise, she making broody noises. Not eating a lot but seems fine...other than the fact she won't move.

Any thoughts would be welome
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Re: Stumped

Post by Ontario Chick » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:53 am

The best case scenario (and I am fond of those), she is sitting.
You are just bothering her while she is trying to hatch chicks.
Some hens get spectacularly stubborn, I have had hens you could take out of the nest box, throw them gently in to the middle of the coop, where they would give me a dirty look and continue sitting.
So, here is hoping....
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Re: Stumped

Post by ross » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:56 pm

Agree with OC . Setting or ready to lay egg .
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Re: Stumped

Post by Jaye » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:31 pm

I agree with OC and Ross: fully committed to sitting. She will get up to eat, drink, stretch her legs a bit and deposit a broody poop once or twice a day, but the rest of the time will sit in her broody trance.
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Re: Stumped

Post by Kbr42 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:56 pm

Ok, I'm going to agree with all of you. I took her back out to the coop today, she's allowing herself to get picked on, but she will move if pushed.

I have had broody girls but this is ridiculous. Thanks for everyone's comments.
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Re: Stumped

Post by windwalkingwolf » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:05 pm

Put an egg on the ground in front of her, and stand back for a couple minutes. If she rolls in underneath herself, you have a girl lost to broody zen.
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Re: Stumped

Post by kenya » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:18 pm

Yup I've seen them killed by predators because they just wouldn't move not even to save themselfs.
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Re: Stumped

Post by Kbr42 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:41 am

Wow! Should I do something for her? I have had broody hens before but this is extreme broody!
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Re: Stumped

Post by ross » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:56 pm

Let instinct take over . She will move for food & water when she wants it . Clean nesting spot only if to high . I leave & it will dry out . The fun of “live” critters to human on off switch .😄
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