is mamma hungry?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by huevosfritos, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. huevosfritos

    huevosfritos Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my RIR has been sitting for the last 2 days (day and night). She chose an old box in the garage that is pretty far away from the coop/food/water.
    Should I provide her a closer source of food and water?
    I'm soooo excited...I'm going to have baby chix!!!!!!!
     
  2. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It wouldn't hurt to provide food and water a little closer. I had to take food to my Muscovy hen and kick her off the nest and shut her out of the run until she took a drink a few times because she was so stubborn, and refused to get off the nest (until a few days before the chicken eggs beneath her were ready to hatch, then she got off and refused to return, grrr.) A lot of people put food and water in with their broodies.
     
  3. christmaschicken

    christmaschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it were me YES I would put another water and food source near her you might upset her very much if you were to move her. I am surprised she choose to be away from everyone one else. That is great! She deserves some nice warm oatmeal!.....
     
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  4. huevosfritos

    huevosfritos Out Of The Brooder

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    thank y'all!! Now she has food and water all for herself but hasn't touch it yet :|
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    She'll probably go out to eat just once a day and leave a nasty broody poo to stink up th garage with. Have fun!
     

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