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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:45 pm 
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Hi, My hen has been sitting on her eggs for over a week - I moved her to a more private enclosure, she responded well but today she had scratched all the hay from under her and all the eggs have gone everywhere......I put them all back but now she isn't sitting on them - she is sitting across from them.......why would she do this? is she trying to tell me something?? :-?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:28 pm 
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Hi Deb and welcome to BYP
Check/dust her for lice. If they are itchy they get restless. She may just have got her nose out of joint, or if the new maternity suite was dark, she may not have been able to find the eggs if they rolled out when she was 'making the bed'. If she is still sitting, even if not on the eggs, she is still broody. Put her back on the eggs in dim light. Hopefully she will stay put - the eggs may still be OK, or, if you are not confident and have more, give her some fresh ones. If she continues to sit, an extra week of sitting won't hurt her so long as she eats and drinks (and gets off to poop)l.


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