Broody question

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Broody question
« on: July 30, 2010, 11:29 »
I have a broody hen who has sat nicely for 11 days now, but this morning she was off the nest and looking a bit sorry for herself. The eggs were quite cold  :(

I brought her up to the house and encouraged her into drinking and having a little corn, but she really was out of it. Another hen decided temporarily to take her place on the nest and once she'd laid I then put the broody back on the once again warm eggs. She immediately tucked her head under her wing and fell asleep.

Should I be concerned? Is this normal? And what of the eggs? I have no idea how long they were left.

Any advice?
Lesley, loves growing beans!

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Re: Broody question
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 17:11 »
I've been fretting all day about the eggs going cold and so did a bit of research and found this thread: http://www.punbb-hosting.com/forums/Albertachickensetc/viewtopic.php?pid=95930

The final post is most useful and reassuring… going to try and relax a bit now!



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