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Hi everyone..I would like to know how to get my sitting hen to eat? Every time I check on her she is sitting. Does she get up to eat at all? I'm new at this and worried she is not eating or drinking.
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Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you join us. I've hatched a number of clutches using a broody hen and my advice is let her be. She knows when its time to get up and feed / poop, and when she needs to stay put. Have faith in your hen that she knows whats best and let nature do its magical thing! 

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CT

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:welcome I'm glad you joined us!!

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Some broodies take hatching so seriously they will NOT leave to eat, drink or poo!  They can and will starve, if you do not make them go outside for short breaks to handle their needs.   You could also put food/water within her reach  but, you really wouldn't want  broody poops over her nesting area.

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ps  be certain if your hen is  taking care of her personal needs, that no other birds, etc. can get to her eggs/or chicks and harm them. 

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