Hen sitting on unfertilized eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2DogsCoop, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. 2DogsCoop

    2DogsCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2011
    Naples, FL
    We have a hen that is sitting on eggs. We do not have any roosters and they are never out of the enclosed run. Will she eventually stop sitting?
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Quote:Well, some of them will sit so long they almost starve. I've heard of this more in geese than chickens, but it can happen. Personally, I would take away the eggs and even the nest box for a few days if necessary to break her of this. If they rot and explode, you will be smelling it for a few days in the coop, and its not a nice odor at all.

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