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Broody Hen hatched her first chick....now what!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RidgeRunner Hen, May 31, 2011.

  1. RidgeRunner Hen

    RidgeRunner Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    The nesting boxes are off the ground and the last time I tried to
    move her she didn't like the 'accomodations' on the ground. I have an old small travel carrier that I can pen up as the others hatch but I'm sure she will choose to go back to laying boxes. Plus what about my other hens? ThEy need a place to lay.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I would just let them work it out. When the chicks can't jump back up to the nest, she will cover them wherever everyone gathers.
     

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