A chicken farmer question...
My wife and I are new to raising chickens so I've been learning as we go along. We've got one bird that's just acting weird and I haven't been able to figure out what's going on.
This is a bird that we got as a chick in the spring. At first I thought she might be egg bound but this has been going on for about a week now. She may have laid one egg as I found one in what she's claimed as her spot. The other chickens have also laid there so I'm not positive it was hers.
I have to physically move her to get her off the 'nest'. She usually has her feathers all puffed out like she's cold but none of the other birds are doing this and it's been warm weather. When I get her off her spot she'll get down and eat and drink but as soon as she's done she hops back up in her spot. I thought maybe it was just brooding behavior but the puffed up feathers has me wondering what's goin' on.
Anybody got any ideas?