broody hen gets off the nest for a few hours then gets on for a hour

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  1. pax12

    pax12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    broody hen gets off the nest for a few hours then gets on for a hour then off for a while again there are 6 eggs in the nest
     
  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First if you don't have an area where she can stay and eat/drink she will continue to moved to do so in addition to use of the bathroom.
     
  3. pax12

    pax12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the food is next to the nest
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I doubt she is broody. A hen will sit on eggs in a nest off and on simply because they can. If she isn't sitting tight for most of the day she is just pretending.
     
  5. pax12

    pax12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she has been on now for a few hours
     

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