Why is my hen staying in her nest for hours?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by momofdrew, May 1, 2009.

  1. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    My hen Minny has restarted laying eggs since her babies are now half grown and she lays one every day...but she will lay in her nest for hours until the egg comes then will get up and join the others in what ever they may be doing...today she has been in there since noonish and it is now 5pm and she hasnt budged...could she be having a problem or is this natural...before she went broody she layed every other day and would run in drop an egg in 10-20 mins and run out...

    anybody got a clue???
  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2009
    IMO I think you answered your own question, she's broody and it's probably normal behavior.
  3. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    she's broody again? she just started to lay eggs 2 weeks ago after being broody in January and raising her chicks...she leaves her nest as soon as she lays an egg...and that seems to be taking hours...
  4. Miss Kitty

    Miss Kitty Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 21, 2009
    My hen Betty Boop was laying eggs (one a day) but now she sits for many hours and nevers lays an egg. Her backend looks ok no stoppage why is she brooding and the eggs have stopped! any answers guys??
  5. JewellFarm

    JewellFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Lebanon, Virginia
    Some go broody more than once in a year.

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