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ok, I am in western Massachusetts...its been under 20F during the day the last couple of days, and around 4F at night. When I went out mid afternoon today to kick her off the nest she was already out and about with the other ladies. She was eating and drinking as well. She did come in to check out the nest boxes though when I was collecting eggs and adding more straw. Does this sound like she is coming out of being broody? its seriously the first time she has been off the nest on her own in like 5 weeks. I would have a hard time keeping her locked out of the nest boxes since all the chickens use the same ones.

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ok, I am in western Massachusetts...its been under 20F during the day the last couple of days, and around 4F at night. When I went out mid afternoon today to kick her off the nest she was already out and about with the other ladies. She was eating and drinking as well. She did come in to check out the nest boxes though when I was collecting eggs and adding more straw. Does this sound like she is coming out of being broody? Possibly.its seriously the first time she has been off the nest on her own in like 5 weeks. I would have a hard time keeping her locked out of the nest boxes since all the chickens use the same ones. If the hen continues to stay off the nest, then yes, her broodiness has stopped.
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