Broody Hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dogsrockx2, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. dogsrockx2

    dogsrockx2 In the Brooder

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    I have two hens that have gone broody. (A buff orpington and a black australorp.) The BO has gone broody once before and the BA would join her a couple times a day. Now, they are both broody in the same nesting box. Now that I have moved the water outside, I am worried that they are not getting enough water or food. Is there anything I should do, or just let them wait it out?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    I always figure this is how nature intended the birds to reproduce, and it would be counter productive if a hen killed herself trying to reproduce, so I always just leave them alone. I had a turkey brood a nest several hundred yards from a water source and she got herself off the nest and to water every day, so a couple more feet really shouldn't matter.
     
  3. dogsrockx2

    dogsrockx2 In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I put a little container of water inside the coop close to them and it was gone quickly so I think they'll be alright. Thanks again!
     

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