broody hen wont get off the eggs to feed

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  1. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my broody hen wont get off her eggs to eat, or drink.

    is this normal, I mean shouldent she get off at least once a day?

    I am new to hens hatching.

    Thanks
     
  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine didn't either. At first I would put a handful of food by her and hold a water bowl next to her a few times a day so she could eat/drink. Once it got really hot I got a little clip on dish so she could have water all day.
     
  3. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so sis yours eat and drink with it next to her?

    Thanks for posting [​IMG]
     
  4. Debbienmousey

    Debbienmousey Chillin' With My Peeps

    How much time do you spend out there with her? It's most likely that she's getting off when you're not there. Feel for her crop to see if she's eaten anything lately. Another way you could tell is if you see a huge super smelly poop in the coop..It's almost definitely the broody's. They have the worst smelling poo! [​IMG]
     
  5. Lyssa

    Lyssa Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone [​IMG]
     

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