Missing possibly setting free range hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by freerangehens, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. freerangehens

    freerangehens Hatching

    Nov 21, 2010
    I have four free range hens. The dominant barred rock is missing. I believe that she may have decided to set. If she has does anyone have any suggestions for finding her? There are plenty of places for her to hide. I do not have a rooster so the eggs are unfertilized. If she is setting, how long will it take before she gives up since the eggs will not hatch? Thank you for any help.

  2. firepoppy

    firepoppy Hatching

    Nov 20, 2010
    Try to find her where there is a snug fit for her. If there is to much space she might not feel secure. About your second question from what I've heard a broody hen doesn't usually sit on her eggs untill she has a clutch of them. That's only what I've heard. Good luck![​IMG]

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