Hello! So this morning I took one of my hens, a speckled grey cochin, who has been very broody for almost a month now, and moved her to a new nest.
I collected 12 fertile eggs and put them in a next box, along with some food and water, inside a pen that is partially covered with a tarp and half open.
When I put her in there she started clucking t me all puffed up, and then walked around, eating and drinking.
I checked on her about an hour later and she still wasn't sitting on the nest.
This was 9:00 this morning. I am going to check on her again when I get home from class at 1:00 or so.
Do you think she will sit on them eventually and is just frazzled, or do you think she may be uninterested now since I took her out of the coop?
Also, is it possible to brood chicks without a heating lamp? Is there any other sort of warmth source that I could use?
[ This is her, but a little younger. She is nearing a year old now! We call her Fuzzy Feet :) ]