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staying on nest after egg laying

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Is it normal for a hen to hang out on the nest for a while after egg laying? I am at work when they lay most days, so I have actually only been around for the laying a time or two (that I know of). My head hen went in to lay an egg close to two hours ago, and is still chilling on the nest. 

Dorothea

I am the keeper of an insane three-year-old daughter and four backyard chickens. 

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Dorothea

I am the keeper of an insane three-year-old daughter and four backyard chickens. 

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post #2 of 6

Your hen's broody.

post #3 of 6
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Well, she came out. No egg. Maybe she's a little backed up ;)

 

Speaking of broody hens, would a good broody hen be able to hatch eggs in a coop in upstate NY winter? 

Dorothea

I am the keeper of an insane three-year-old daughter and four backyard chickens. 

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Well, she came out. No egg. Maybe she's a little backed up ;)

 

Speaking of broody hens, would a good broody hen be able to hatch eggs in a coop in upstate NY winter? 

Yes, hens can hatch eggs in winter when it is very cold.  All they will need would be some extra food and water.

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Thank you!

Dorothea

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Velcome.

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