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Sitting Hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sandy117, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. Sandy117

    Sandy117 New Egg

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    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. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    All of my broodies do that. The fluffing and clucking when on their feet. They even do it while sitting if I walk in to check on them and their eggs. Perfectly normal behavior and she'll get even fluffier and cluckier after the babies hatch, so be prepared for a fight if you want to get near them.

    Jody
     

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