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

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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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