Any ideas about this hen?
I have been worried about one of my girls, a production black. She has taken to the nest and will not come off unless you take her off. I know the broodiness has been bred out of this variety and from her behavior I would say she is definitely not broody. She's very calm and lets me pick her up or fish around under her for eggs. So, I thought she might be sick. She eats and drinks normally when taken off the nest. She poops normally, scratches around like the others. No wheezing or anything out of the ordinary. Once you walk away, though, she is right back on the nest where she stays until the next time you bother her. I thought maybe the others were picking on her but that doesn't seem to be it either. Any ideas? Lori