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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gracie58, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. gracie58

    gracie58 In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2014
    i was wondering, i have a hen that doent eat and is really slow, then she disappears could that mean she is trying to hatch eggs i see her once in awhile when she comes up to get a drink then she disappears again i have checked the yard we hae 2 sheds could she have gone under neath and layed eggs there?

  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Crowing

    Apr 8, 2013
    I'd trace her and find out for sure. If she's not eating, chances are she's ill and spending her time hiding. Broodies often eat voraciously when off the nest, not loiter about. Definitely a case in which it's best to find out for sure what's going on and where she goes.

    Best wishes.

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