In the Brooder
- Mar 21, 2012
I have four hens (no roosters), one of which is a Silkie who has been laying for about a month now, and she lays about 5 eggs a week. I think she is now broody, because she essentially hasn't left the nesting box for 3 days, although this morning I did remove her and put her in the run where she did eat for a bit before going back. The funny part is that she isn't sitting on any eggs. In fact, yesterday she laid and egg and then moved to the nesting box next to the nesting box in which she laid the egg. Otherwise she seems fine. Is this odd that she is broody but isn't sitting on eggs? Should I try and break her of this or just let her go on? I'd be happy to find a fertilized egg for her, but I can't have roosters so I don't want to take the chance that I'd end up with a roo.