Broody hen Really Broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Georgia Nana, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Georgia Nana

    Georgia Nana Chirping

    Jul 13, 2011
    Kathleen, Georgia
    I have a Welsummer hen who has been broody for what seems like forever. It's been Several weeks, at least. I was just going to wait her out, but DH finished my "broody pen", and I now have a place to keep her safe from the other hens.

    My question is this: Since she has been on (and off for a little while each day) a nestbox for so long, will she sit for 21 more days when safely ensconced in her private nest box with several fertile eggs?

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