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skinny sitting hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bethsplace, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. bethsplace

    bethsplace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my hen has been sitting since july 25 she first had one set of eggs and when they hatched I gave them back to my friend the eggs were on loan to get her to hopefully stop sitting well that didnt work so I got her some more eggs that when they hatch she can raise them herself. my question is she is very skinny any help on what I can do to make sure she stays healthy she has until sept 16 when they should start hatching hopefully! I never see her get off the nest to eat or drink that doesnt mean she is not and if I put food up in the hen house with her the others just eat it. i do go out and personally give her something, yogurt, blueberries, bread just for her but I know thats not enough.
     
  2. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was worried about my Silkie girl when she was sitting too...so I just took food to her all the time. I put crumbles in front of her, sometimes scratch...and a crumbled up hardboiled egg. Don't worry, she doesn't know that it's like an egg she's sitting on. [​IMG] But it's very good for them with protein, fat and vitamins. That will help keep her healthy.
     
  3. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    well since my hen just got broody (today is her 4th or 5th day, I don't remember) every day I go out and pick her up (she gets mad) then I take her out of the nesting box and she goes to drink water, to eat, and to poop. Then after 30mins I take her back or she goes back to the nesting box by herself. That's how I do it lol
     
  4. bethsplace

    bethsplace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the info, I did take her out some hard boiled egg mashed up some left over mash tators, and some watermelon. she loved the tators and eat every bit of the egg I will try to give her something more often through the day. I am so excited about them hatching next wednesday if it doesnt hurry up and get here I am going to pop![​IMG] I sure hope we end up with aleast one chick so she will quit sitting if we dont I think she will continue to sit [​IMG]
     

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