Brooch hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Shelferg70, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Shelferg70

    Shelferg70 New Egg

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    Hello, I'm a new subscriber to BYC. I have a broody hen that has been sitting on fertilized eggs for 19 days, now she's started laying again. Should I be concerned that she'll leave the nest?
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. It certainly does seem strange that she has resumed laying. I have never had that experience, but maybe if you ask on the "hatch-a-long" forum, someone may be able to advise. It may sound like a silly question, so please forgive me, but could it be that another of your hens is laying the nest?

    Best wishes

    CT
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome, glad to have you join us.

    X2 on the comment by CTKen, sounds like she's not the broody one. Or that her broody hormones left her a couple of weeks ago?

    Hope you find the answer.
     

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