She been sitting for hours

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dlaciv12, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. dlaciv12

    dlaciv12 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 12, 2008
    Brockton, MA
    I have 6 hens and already got 3 eggs today. One girl has been sitting in the same nest box for hours. I would guess I noticed her in there around 9am and she is STILL in the same box. I usually get 5 or 6 eggs a day so I wonder if she is sitting on 2 or 3 thinking she is brooding? We have no roosters, it isn't too cool in the coop, I really don't think she is sick... Any ideas or should I stop worrying?
  2. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Well, you could try and move her and see how she responds. Broody hens usually don't want bothered.

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