BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Incubating & Hatching Eggs › How can I leverage a broody hen into baby chicks?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How can I leverage a broody hen into baby chicks? - Page 2

post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 

OK, that didn't work.  She wouldn't sit on the eggs at all.  I removed the eggs to the fridge and put her back with the flock.  She has gone right back to the next box.  Should I just let the eggs collect under her and hope for the best?  Perhaps if the box fills up with eggs the other hens won't kick her out?

post #12 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by billmac View Post
 

OK, that didn't work.  She wouldn't sit on the eggs at all.  I removed the eggs to the fridge and put her back with the flock.  She has gone right back to the next box.  Should I just let the eggs collect under her and hope for the best?  Perhaps if the box fills up with eggs the other hens won't kick her out?

What I did with mine, cause I couldn't move her either, was marked the eggs that I wanted her to have, and then checked under her daily to take out any fresh ones laid and kept all the other nests collected so that they didn't tempt her to sit somewhere else if one of the other hens chased her off the nest to lay where she was.  

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

Reply

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Incubating & Hatching Eggs
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Incubating & Hatching Eggs › How can I leverage a broody hen into baby chicks?