Originally Posted by attimus
Originally Posted by ChickenLady2014
I have 3 eggs under a broody that are on day 15. They looked great yesterday. Had one that DIS between day 7 & day 14. Had to finally put a gate up in front the nest boxes because I had 2 full on broodies & 3 that were playing musical nest box & screwing up the hatching eggs. I would come out in the morning & one broody had taken over the others eggs & left hers to sit & get cold or I would find 2 in one box. Kicked 3 to the curb, working on breaking their broodiness & letting 2 set in different locations.
dusk here now and I've yet to check the boxes again but I'm pretty sure there's a broody in there on about a half dozen, I'm gonna shove a few more under her if she sticks it out. Got plenty of spare pens, maybe get one ready for her.
Sounds like a plan Attimus, I just dug out one of the bators today, think I will set some eggs on Thursday or to have it handy for a couple of eggs that are different ages from what the broodies are setting on. Had to rescue them from the musical chairs hens.