Brooding Hens

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickensrus2, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. chickensrus2

    chickensrus2 In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2015
    I want at one-two of my hens to brood on a few eggs....yes I have a rooster but they don't seem to get it yet. Two hens start to brood, but then the one leaves to roost at night with the other chickens. The other just gets up and leaves but comes back. Should I wait until they are a little more experienced and older to brood? They're about five or four months old.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2015
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I never give eggs to a broody hen until she has spent at least one night on the nest.

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