broody hens

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Roooisin, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Roooisin

    Roooisin Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 2, 2011
    do a hen continue to lay eggs even when sitting on her eggs which she is trying to hatch her own eggs?
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    she will lay eggs until she has her clutch to a size she wants... then get serious about being broody... then stop laying... if you are getting more eggs, someone is joining her to lay their eggs... makes for a staggered hatch... not desirable. either separate her or mark her eggs and remove any unmarked eggs every day. she won't be laying again until she has hatched and weaned her babies.

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