Broody chicken problem

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Broody chicken problem

Post: #258976 Oilystairs
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:58 pm

Hi everyone, i have a 1st time broody hen that i confined in a broody coop and added 6 eggs to make up her batch up to 12 (maybe too many as she isn't a big chicken)

She sat fine for a couple of days and I let her out for 30 minutes everyday and topped up her grain and water. This morning i found her not back on the eggs after 30 minutes (where she normally is) and i found 3 broken eggs and lots of muck all over the remaining eggs. I changed the bedding and put her back in but she is now not sitting on them.

Anyone got any ideas? Thanks

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