- Mar 30, 2011
I am worried. Little Merry Etta, my 2 1/2 year old silver-laced Sebright Bantam does not seem to have left her nest at all after becoming broody a week ago yesterday. Do you think I should remove her so she can get some exercise? She's wedged into a tight place, and I worry about her getting mites, but I might drop her if I try to pick her up, as she is a feisty one. Can brooding hens die on the nest from lack of food, water? I do throw alfalfa bits on her which she seems to be eating. It is cool and overcast today. What would you do?