Hen sitting on eggs outside

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bamachick1980, May 20, 2010.

  1. bamachick1980

    bamachick1980 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 hens and a rooster that free range and roost in a tree (they are wild). They have been laying their eggs in the woods. My kids have been looking for one of the hens because she hadn't been around for a couple of days. They found her sitting on a nest under a tree. Should we try to move her or just let her be?
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    IMO, I would let her alone. I"m sure it's not the first time a hen has hatched outside I'm sure your be hearing that on here soon. I would keep an eye on her.
     
  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    Mine have hatched all of theirs outside - I wouldn't worry about it! [​IMG]
     
  4. portlandpeeps

    portlandpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would make sure she has some food and water and let her be.
     

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