broody hen-rotten eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Myst4, May 30, 2008.

  1. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anybody know why a broody hen would sit on 9 rotten eggs?
     
  2. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    A broody hen will sit on air, golf balls, and of course an egg. She just wants to be a mother so she really doesn't care.[​IMG]
     
  3. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok...thanks. My broody was sitting on rotten eggs(well they weren't rotten when I set them under her. Now that I have removed and destroyed the eggs, she seems to be a loner,doesn't leave the coop very often....seems depressed. I let all of my chickens be free range while she was sitting on the eggs, I think she is confused now or something.
     

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