- Jun 4, 2012
I have a broody Buff Orpington sitting on about 15 eggs(some Bantam). She has been sitting for about 5 days in a nesting box about 3 feet off of the coop floor. I have 5 other hens who she is with and they do not seem to bother her. She is devoted and I have to remove her from the nest about one per day. I am wondering if I should remove her and the eggs, or leave her since she is settled. I do not want to run the risk of moving her and causing her to leave the nest. I realize that she will have to be seperated once the chick hatch, but is it necessary now? I will do whatever presents the best chances for a successful hatch.