- Mar 15, 2018
I have a broody hen sitting on eggs due to hatch in less than a week. She is in a separate coop that shares a wall with the main coop so she can still see/hear the rest of the chickens and vice versa. My chickens all free range 10 acres, except when the girls are brooding eggs (by their chooce, not mine). In the last couple of days, several of the non-broody hens and a rooster are hanging out and just sitting outside the brooding coop most of the day. I have had many hens brood eggs and never seen this behavior. They aren't bothering the broody hen just puzzling to me. Anyone know why they are doing this?