Broody hen got lost

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gallus Sapien, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Gallus Sapien

    Gallus Sapien Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2012
    What should I do ? I have one hen 8mo. old that has been sitting for a week now, and when she got off today to do her thing another hen went into her box to lay. The broody hen then went into the box next to her, but has yet to return to her eggs (8 hours). Will all her time be a waste? Will she just start over? If so, will this just keep happening? What should I do?
  2. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

    Apr 1, 2007
    N. Carolina
    Can't you put the 8 eggs under her in the new box? Make sure you mark them so you don't have new ones mixed in with the original 8.
  3. helomech

    helomech Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 30, 2012
    East Texas
    That is why I separate my broody hens from the rest of the flock. I tried not seperating them, but they always got messed up. Now I have some wire cages that are just for broody hens.

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