Not sure what thread to post under.... broody hen... is she gonna starve to death?

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Leisa1968, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Leisa1968

    Leisa1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2011
    Asheville, NC
    I have a hen that is sitting on eggs right now. Tomorrow will be day 5 and I have not seen her eat or drink since she started sitting.... what do I do? Is she sneaking to eat when I'm not watching?
  2. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2011
    Amery, WI WI/MN border
    THey will usually get off the nest at least once a day. I handle my chickens all the time though, so I usually lift them off and set them by the food/water in the mornings when I go out to open the coop. THey flutter eat like they are starving and shuffle foot it back to the box pretty quickly LOL

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