- Aug 5, 2015
We are going on 8 days now, in a wire cage, and my hen doesn't appear to be losing any of her broodiness. I let her out twice a day to free range with the others, but after about half an hour, she heads back to the nesting boxes, making that clucking sound. She sits in her cage as if it's a nesting box. I have tried the cold water method a few times as well as keeping her in the wire bottomed cage, but it's not working. I'm worried about her as she appears to be losing weight. We can get her to nibble a bit of food, but there is no poop in the cage so I don't think she is eating much. I am getting concerned and frustrated. Any advice is appreciated.