My hen went broody and refused to let me move her eggs to a safe spot away from the other hens and rooster. Now the eggs are about to hatch, and I'd like to move her to the tractor, within the chicken yard to give her a safe spot to begin to raise her chicks. When is the best time to do this? Do I wait until all eggs have hatched (though some I know are up to 4 or 5 days newer....one hen kept going in on top of her and adding more eggs!) Do I wait until they start leaving the nest? They are up about three feet off the ground in a nesting box. None have begun to hatch yet, though today completes day 21 for most of her eggs. (I candled them a week ago and they all looked good)
Thanks for any help. This is my first brooding hen in three years of having chickens.
Edited by donnaleedreams - 5/5/16 at 5:36pm