How Long

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by trooper, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. trooper

    trooper Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    [​IMG] I have 3 hens that continuously are in the nest boxes. They growl and fluff and all that good stuff. The question I have is how long will they sit? I have one that has sit 5-6 weeks. I'm not sure what is going on. I need some wisdom please.[​IMG]
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    They're broody and if not given fertile eggs to hatch or have their broodiness broken, sometimes they'll sit till they die.

    Sometimes they'll give up but that's not a good avenue of approach because going 5 weeks or more only eating, drinking and stretching once a day is very detrimental to their health.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2014

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