DESI

In the Brooder
12 Years
Aug 22, 2007
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I have a hen that keeps sitting on eggs.We collect them,which can be a battle,she still sits on nothing.She's rubbed a bald spot on her underside.She did this one time before,we locked her away from the nesting box for a day she stopped got very PO'd and didn't lay for a few weeks.I hate to tell her but she could sit 4ever and they aren't goanna hatch.I'm worried about her wearing more bald spots,does that happen a lot? I don't want the other girls catching on. Should I give her to someone who wants to hatch chicks?She'd be great,shes sitting on everyones.:lol:It's been a week.She only gets up if we make her.
 

speedyjones

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 27, 2008
11
0
22
North Carolina
Poor girl. Sounds like she really wants to be a mommy. I didn't know this could be a potential problem so I'm interested in any answers you get.
 

Beekissed

Free Ranging
12 Years
Feb 14, 2008
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I would let her set some golf balls. When they don't hatch, I think the hens usually just get up and go about their business on their own. Some just need to get it out of their systems. Maybe sneak some day olds under her one night and let her raise some?
 

DESI

In the Brooder
12 Years
Aug 22, 2007
16
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22
I was wondering about that,do you think she would take to them and protect them from the others?How will the others react?
 

myfeatherbabies

Hatching
12 Years
Nov 20, 2007
5
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North Carolina
I have that same problem with a game chicken but she
wasn't a good mom she killed them, and still is sitting
on nothing, I think i will put some golf balls under her
like someone else did.

That very intersting let us know what happens with your hen.
 

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