Again. Broody Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JensHens, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. JensHens

    JensHens Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 18, 2007
    Alright so my hen is brooding. We bought her some fertilized eggs since we have no roo and we can fit in at least 4 more chickens. So we move her but she won't sit on them. So we put her back in the coop and she is sleeping when we slip eggs under her. She wakes up and now she is taking care of the chicks. But she is still in the big coop. We have to move her and we realize that. She just won't accept being moved. If we do, she doesn't sit on her eggs. What are we to do?[​IMG]

    Thank you for any advice or suggestions.[​IMG]
     
  2. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    How long did you leave her in the other place? i know my heen took about 15-20 till she took to the eggs agian. So when you move her make she is moved to a quiet and dark enclosure like a kennal and leave her alone for a while and see what happens.
     
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Moving her at night might be better. Make sure she has food and water. Like mentioned, put her in a quiet area, where she can't get back to the main coop. You're going to have to be patient and give her some time to adjust.
     

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