1st Broody hen.... now what?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by boilerjoe_96, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Songster

    Apr 4, 2007
    West Lafayette, IN
    Not sure what I need to do. Had my first hen sit down on about 10 eggs on Monday and she hasn't gotten up since.

    While not the best time of year, I can deal with some chicks(assuming Roo is doing his job) and my girls want them.

    So I have been supplying 'meals on wheels', delivering food and water to her so she can eat and drink. Is this fine or not?

    Anything els I need to know.

    I live in Indiana and it is getting cold so once they hatch I will pull them and move to a brooder with a good heat lamp...

    any advice is appreciated...
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Pretty much sounds like you've got it covered. She does all the work and you get the babies. Got some heavy gloves for when you try to remove those babies from her, LOL?
  3. jenichick

    jenichick Songster

    Jun 1, 2007
    if you have a closed in coop and a safe place to moe her and the eggs it should be ok it depends on if you plan to let her take care of them or if you do

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