My broody hen keeps shaking her tail

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by brettp36, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. brettp36

    brettp36 In the Brooder

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    My broody hen keeps shaking her tail. It is day 21 and the eggs will hatch soon. I checked for mites, but don’t know why she is shaking!!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    Check her around the vent for lice clusters too. Often broody hens will become overrun with external parasites, so check her well.

    Generally hen hatched eggs hatch on day 20. Hopefully you get something soon. She should be clucking to them in the eggs.
     

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