Sitting hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cravenchx, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. cravenchx

    cravenchx Songster

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    Will a hen tend to sit on an egg when there is no rooster?
     
  2. chickensRcute

    chickensRcute In the Brooder

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    I have three hens that tend to sit on the eggs, but I also have three roosters, so I think it is just something some chickens like to do![​IMG]
     
  3. cravenchx

    cravenchx Songster

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    Quote:Anyone out there without roosters?
     
  4. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    before I got my roo I had several hens sitting on eggs
     
  5. cravenchx

    cravenchx Songster

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    Thank you, still a newbie!
     
  6. johnsons-r-us

    johnsons-r-us Chirping

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    I think hens will even sit on golf balls or other types of fake eggs. [​IMG] It's just instinct. I don't think they know which ones might be fertile and which are not.
     
  7. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    Quote:X2 thats how I taught my hens where to lay
     

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