can someone tell me why my hen sets half the day,then gets off

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mark-hiett44, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. mark-hiett44

    mark-hiett44 Hatching

    Jun 3, 2011
    My hen isn't setting full time.what's up with her?
  2. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Songster

    Apr 7, 2010
    I have one that does that too, but she takes absolutely forever to lay her egg. The one broody hen I have (I'm trying to break her) never leaves the nest. I had another one that seemed to be "trying on broody for size" who would sit in the nest most of the day, and then give it up. It's almost like she wasn't sure she wanted to do that or not.

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