why wont my hen lay on her eggs?


In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 27, 2008
I know the eggs are fertile and the hen will not lay on them.
idk whats going on.

Maybe you don't have a breed of hen that is known for going Broody....Just because there are eggs in a nest doesn't mean she will set them...it's her hormones that make broody hens, if she does not want to set she won't....
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Well, of course you should get a bator...then you will want 2 and then and then...I'm at the oh my I need a 3rd one!!...
She might not have enough yet.

She will not sit on the eggs until she is happy with how manyshe has laid.

OTOH, broodiness is a trait that varies a lot among breeds.

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