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broody hen wont get off the eggs to feed

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my broody hen wont get off her eggs to eat, or drink.

is this normal, I mean shouldent she get off at least once a day?

I am new to hens hatching.

Thanks

Deuteronomy 32:11
He is like an eagle that stirs up its nest. It hovers over it little ones. It spreads out it wings to catch them on its feathers.

 

 

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Deuteronomy 32:11
He is like an eagle that stirs up its nest. It hovers over it little ones. It spreads out it wings to catch them on its feathers.

 

 

look at my My Page Here http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/battery-hens

 

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post #2 of 6

Mine didn't either. At first I would put a handful of food by her and hold a water bowl next to her a few times a day so she could eat/drink. Once it got really hot I got a little clip on dish so she could have water all day.

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Seramas, call ducks, mandarin ducks. Pics on my fb farm page www.facebook.com/ittybittybantiebarn

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post #3 of 6
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so sis yours eat and drink with it next to her?

Thanks for posting smile

Deuteronomy 32:11
He is like an eagle that stirs up its nest. It hovers over it little ones. It spreads out it wings to catch them on its feathers.

 

 

look at my My Page Here http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/battery-hens

 

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Deuteronomy 32:11
He is like an eagle that stirs up its nest. It hovers over it little ones. It spreads out it wings to catch them on its feathers.

 

 

look at my My Page Here http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/battery-hens

 

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post #4 of 6

How much time do you spend out there with her? It's most likely that she's getting off when you're not there. Feel for her crop to see if she's eaten anything lately. Another way you could tell is if you see a huge super smelly poop in the coop..It's almost definitely the broody's. They have the worst smelling poo! sickbyc

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-Hannah of Wise Steward Farm; http://www.facebook.com/wisestewardfarm -

“Mommy” to one Aussie, three Peafowl, Guineas in White/Lavender/Pearl, mutt free-range layer/pet chickens, Buttercups, & Silkies

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post #5 of 6

My broody went a few days on the nest, but i also know she also got off at times when I didn't see her... This is a good thread, you might find it interesting.  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=457488

I have 1 lovely man and our fur & feather babies (2 Manx cats, a Schnauzer, a Westie, a beautiful Barred Rock, a broody Wyandotte, and two chicks that turned into pullets, who are just starting to lay!)

Dont ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.  -Howard Thurman

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I have 1 lovely man and our fur & feather babies (2 Manx cats, a Schnauzer, a Westie, a beautiful Barred Rock, a broody Wyandotte, and two chicks that turned into pullets, who are just starting to lay!)

Dont ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.  -Howard Thurman

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Thanks everyone big_smile

Deuteronomy 32:11
He is like an eagle that stirs up its nest. It hovers over it little ones. It spreads out it wings to catch them on its feathers.

 

 

look at my My Page Here http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/battery-hens

 

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Deuteronomy 32:11
He is like an eagle that stirs up its nest. It hovers over it little ones. It spreads out it wings to catch them on its feathers.

 

 

look at my My Page Here http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/battery-hens

 

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