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So do you have just the one rooster, the one you got yesterday?

Also do you have food and/or water in the nest box with her?
 

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Yes I have food and water in there with her... I have 2 buff orpington roosters that one is only like 5 months and the other is about 10 months
 

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It is only IMO but having food and water in the nest can become a problem.

I've heard of more than a few stories about eggs broken in the nest because a hen wanting to help themself to the mother hens food/water and she wanting to protect her eggs.

Then again ... if the water/feed gets turned over it could also cause a few problems.

A mother hen is a very smart critter, she knows when she can come off her nest for her needs.

Again this is IMO and best of luck.
 

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When my broody buff hatched her batch I just kept food and water close by, not in the box. She got out long enough to stretch her legs and eat and drink a bit but went right back in. Just my two bits :eek:)
 
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