Brooding Hen Behavior?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by konatreehugger, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. konatreehugger

    konatreehugger Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen is now laying on 6 fertile eggs... She isn't leaving the nest much except to eat and drink, rarely, also, when she is off her nest, she seems to tremble like she is very cold and seems exhausted...is this normal for a Broody hen??

    Thanks!
     
  2. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wat u mean by tremble like shivering ??? thats not normal from wat i noe
     
  3. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, that's another case if she's trembling.

    a good sign of being broody is when u hear a loud screech when u approach her. :D
     
  4. konatreehugger

    konatreehugger Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen died this morning. :-( We're wondering if she may have been bitten by a centipede. But now I have her eggs and am trying to figure out a way to do a home incubator...any ideas?

    Please help.

    Tonya
     
  5. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i feel so sorry for what happened.. my sympathies.. :( :hugs did she already sat on the eggs? you should get one immediately.
     

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