Why Won't My Hen Finish Brooding

sycfig

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We have 45 chickens who are laying well. This spring two hens have gotten broody in two different boxes. I'm good with that because I would like more chicks. The problem is, they will lay on the eggs for about 2 weeks, and then they leave the pile of half developed eggs and brood over a fresh batch. I either want them to brood, or to get off the eggs! Any suggestions to keep them brooding until hatching?
 

BantamFan4Life

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :) I don't think there's much you can do. But, I would recommend reposting your questions in the "Chicken Behaviors & Egglaying" section.
 

mymilliefleur

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Glad you joined us!

That happens some times. The best thing to do when you have a broody hen, is to separate them so they will stay one their nest, and not leave for another clutch. I hope you have more success in the future!
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