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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CandC, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. CandC

    CandC New Egg

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    Hi everyone..I would like to know how to get my sitting hen to eat? Every time I check on her she is sitting. Does she get up to eat at all? I'm new at this and worried she is not eating or drinking.
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you join us. I've hatched a number of clutches using a broody hen and my advice is let her be. She knows when its time to get up and feed / poop, and when she needs to stay put. Have faith in your hen that she knows whats best and let nature do its magical thing!
    Good luck

    CT
     
  3. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Some broodies take hatching so seriously they will NOT leave to eat, drink or poo! They can and will starve, if you do not make them go outside for short breaks to handle their needs. You could also put food/water within her reach but, you really wouldn't want broody poops over her nesting area.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    ps be certain if your hen is taking care of her personal needs, that no other birds, etc. can get to her eggs/or chicks and harm them.
     

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