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We have a small flock and one hen that is broody. Her eggs should begin hatching next week. I've hatched eggs in an incubator but never had a hen get broody. Do I need to move her or just leave her alone in the nest? Any specific things I need to do as the time gets close. (I know chickens have been doing this without my help since creation, but it's a first for me).
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We have a small flock and one hen that is broody. Her eggs should begin hatching next week. I've hatched eggs in an incubator but never had a hen get broody. Do I need to move her or just leave her alone in the nest? Any specific things I need to do as the time gets close. (I know chickens have been doing this without my help since creation, but it's a first for me).


If the nest box is one where the chicks can get in and out easily and the environment is chick safe there is very little to do but enjoy. Make sure that food and water are accessible for small chicks. Good luck.

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She is nesting up high so I guess I better bring her lower. Thank you.
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She is nesting up high so I guess I better bring her lower. Thank you.

If height is the only problem, consider putting a lip on the nest to keep newly hatched chicks in and let the hen brood there, then bring the family to safety after the eggs have hatched.
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