Tips for Dealing with Broody Hens

When a hen decides to incubate some of her eggs, she sits on top of them for a prolonged period of time, 21 days.

You need to make sure you provide them with access to sufficient food and water near their nesting box.

Silkies and bantam breeds in general are famous for being broody hens.

If you want her to hatch out eggs then I recommend setting up a brooding pin or cage of some sort for her.

Other hens can be mean to a broody hen while she sits on her eggs. And any other chickens in the coop may attack the chicks once they hatch.

She will turn the eggs multiple times a day. As she approaches day 21 she will start clucking to the eggs.

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