In the Brooder
- Aug 4, 2014
Okay so one of my hens recently went missing, we couldn't find her anywhere but she showed up a day or 2 later and then was gone by that same night. Once again, we went like 2 days without seeing her until she showed up once again. This is when we realized she was probally laying on eggs somewhere. We looked all over and finally found where she had been hiding! (In an old shed by our garden) And yes, like we had suspected, shes laying on eggs.Ive never had a hen do this before so this is all new to me. I have a rooster so chances are the eggs are fertilized. What should I do now? Any tricks to helping the hen while shes sitting? How long will she sit on the eggs? should I bring her food and water? I have many questions and just want to do whatever is best for my hen! I haven't touched her because I didn't know if that would make her angry or even cause her to abandon the eggs? So I have no clue how many eggs shes sitting on! Any advice you may have is much appreciated! please write back any suggestions or comments that you think will help! Or tell me if you've ever had a similar situation and what you did. Thank you!