Background: My broody Buff Orp. has been glued to the nest for over a month. Might be close to 2 months even. She is very young (April 2015) and was sickly in the first couple of days after hatching. (We fed her with a dropper.) Not sure that matters, but might be relevant. So every day, I scoop her out of the nest a couple of times a day and put her in front of their pop door. She goes out, eats, and comes back. The other 8 hens don't pay her much attention but she gets all puffed up when any other hen comes near. We have a very large run (chicken moat around a large garden) and ample nest boxes (4 for 9 hens).
I just want to know if I'm handling this correctly. Am I right to pull her out twice a day? If I didn't do it, would she starve or come out on her own?
Edited by myback40 - 10/5/15 at 2:29pm