- Feb 29, 2016
I've seen hens sit in other circumstances: once in the coop, so I poked her to see if she would flinch/move; she didn't. She had died. The second time a hen was sitting outside in same place on second day. First day I didn't bother her; she was alive but, second day, I definitely investigated. She had died. Another time a Bantam was sitting quietly in a shed so I investigated and she had an upper respiratory problem so I brought her inside and started her on VetRX but she died later that day. Sitting for a long period doesn't always mean broody here; it usually means trouble.