broody hen that will not sit on eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by superflyer, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. superflyer

    superflyer Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a broody hen that sits on eggs at night but not doing the day. i know she is broody by the way she acts and sounds but will not sit on the eggs during the day
    what to do
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 - sounds like a hen who likes to sleep in the nest box, not a broody hen.
     
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  4. superflyer

    superflyer Out Of The Brooder

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    well as far as i can tell she was in the nest all day[​IMG]and now i may have one more going broody too
    if so that will be 3 broody hens in the coop
    now my ? is what happens when a broody hen leaves the nest to do what they do and they return to the nest to find a hen in there nest box
    sorry all new to me
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Read the article that was provided in the link here https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/broody-hens
     

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