my hens only lay on their eggs at night is this normal will they hatch their eggs?

Den in Penn

Songster
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If they only are sitting at night its doubtful if they will hatch unless the days stays at or near 100* Fahrenheit. Even then they should be staying with the eggs at least a little during the day, if they really are broody. They may just think that the nest is a good place to sleep. Do they have perches to roost on?
 

bobbi-j

Crossing the Road
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Take the eggs out of the nests. Your hens aren't broody, and the eggs won't hatch since the hens aren't sitting on them all the time. The only reason they lay on them at night is because they prefer to sleep in the nest boxes instead of on the roosts.
 

WalkingOnSunshine

Crowing
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Take the eggs out of the nests. Your hens aren't broody, and the eggs won't hatch since the hens aren't sitting on them all the time. The only reason they lay on them at night is because they prefer to sleep in the nest boxes instead of on the roosts.
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Your hens aren't broody, they just like to sleep in the nestboxes.
 

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