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post #11 of 15
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HAHA! Thx for all the concern you guys, also is it a problem she is nesting in winter? She is in a green well ventilated coop outside, but when she gets off I fear they will get cold, and I don't want to break her because we are low on chickens, also taking them inside or the garage is not an option, because my father won't let her stay inside or in the garage,
Edited by Parkourpeep - 12/20/15 at 11:36am
post #12 of 15

Brooding in the winter is not a problem at all. Hatching may be delayed a day or two, if they get a bit too cool for a bit, but as long as the hen isn't off of them for more than a half hour or so they should hatch out just fine. She will keep those chicks as warm as they need to be. Winter chicks tend to feather in faster than chicks in spring or summer.

post #13 of 15
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One more question, if will she lay more while she is brooding the her egg and the two big eggs? Because I want to have more bantam eggs and she is my only bantam, or if I took the tie eggs away would she have more eggs?
post #14 of 15

If she is still laying eggs, she isn't fully broody yet. Broody hens once they start to sit do not continue laying eggs. This is how nature ensures that all the chicks hatch within the same time frame. Laying will not resume until she is recovered from brooding and she is no longer caring for chicks. Next time around, remove all the egg that you don't want her incubating and place under her only the eggs that you do want hatched. Remove daily any eggs that are added to the clutch by the other hens.

post #15 of 15
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Thank you!
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