Sitting Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sandy117, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. Sandy117

    Sandy117 Hatching

    Jul 13, 2007
    My hen has been sitting on her eggs for about 2 weeks. It appears everyday she gets up for a little while and walks around the pen area. While she's out, her feahters are fluffed and she is making a low clucking sound. She has water and food in her laying hutch. It has been hot (between 85 - 90 degrees). Is this normal? I don't recall my other hen doing this when she was sitting? Thanks
  2. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Songster

    Feb 1, 2007
    St. Louis, Mo.
    Do you have a rooster?
    Do you mean "setting"?
  3. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    Southern WV
    That sounds normal. All the broody hens I've had acted like that.
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Mine did the same thing when she came off the nest for a little bit. She is a bantam and would even run my roo off if he came to close to her. She looked like a little fluffy sumo wrestler walking around.

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