Today’s daily question comes from a reader who’s finding water in the eggs her hens lay.

Yep, it was a mystery to me at first as well, but after asking some questions, I was able to sort out why this hen has been laying eggs filled with water – and my answer is not to be missed.

I also answer questions about how to break a hen who has gone broody, which hens you can raise if you WANT a broody hen, and whether Rhode Island Reds are good for hatching eggs.

You can see all my answers in this 7 minute video here:

If you have a question about raising chickens you’d like answered, you can email me at! While I can’t answer every question live, I do my best to answer as many as possible!


Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category.  Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.

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