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Broody hen and mucky nest box

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by claireree, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. claireree

    claireree Chirping

    Jul 9, 2010
    Ive got a broody chicken which after years of keeping chickens is a first for me. My question is her at night a couple of other chickens roost on her box and its mucky, I try and keep it clean but today Ive cleaned it more and I have bugs and all sorts in it due to her never leaving it.

    She has been sitting on the eggs for a coupld of weeks, how do I clean it without peeing her off. Can I take her out, with the eggs clean it and put her back, or do I just leave her till they hatch.

  2. I personally will advice to leave like she is, until the eggs hatched, I experience some hen's don't like to be disturb, had some rotten eggs due to disturbance, and experience another hen that left her nest after disturbance, Since then I rather let them be and where they want to be,

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