Broody hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Karaokedawn, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Karaokedawn

    Karaokedawn Hatching

    Aug 22, 2016
    Hi i am a newbie hete and my question is we hsve a broody hen and she has left the coop and is somewhere in the bushes. We see her once in a while and wad wonderi g how she will get food and water. We do t know tne exact location where she is hiding as there are a few sheds there and when we go looking we cant serm to find her but we know she is there somewhere. Any suggestions

  2. carlf

    carlf Chirping

    Jul 2, 2016
    Mobile, AL
    Are the eggs she setting fertile?
    If not, just lock her up until she breaks being broody. She will not be happy but oh well.

    If they are fertile eggs, put food out where she can get to it. And a water bowl. She is probably just drinking & foraging where she can find it.
    Is she relatively safe from predators?

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