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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by VJSchilling, Jul 17, 2011.
How long is it ok for the hen sitting on eggs to leave the nest?
Hmm, I guess it would depend on the temperature. In warm weather, the eggs will not cool as quickly, so she can leave for longer. This is why with wild birds, a cold snap in spring can destroy a clutch. Too hard for the female to get enough to eat, while at the same time keep the eggs warm enough.