- Apr 14, 2014
I'm watching my dad's chickens while he's out of town, so I'm not exactly an expert. One hen, Helga, just won't stop brooding. My dad said to keep her in the coop for a few days and that that would break the habit. I've tried this several times, but either the day I let her out or the day after, she starts brooding again. I'm worried about Helga, I don't know if she's getting enough food or water and her stomach is losing feathers. This has been going on for several weeks.