- Jun 23, 2010
Hi, I am new to broody hens. This is the first year my husband and I have had chickens. I have laenred a lot but this is the first time I have tried to get a broody hen to hatch chicks. The hen is in a wall mounted nest. She only likes this one nest that's in the wall mounted unit, none of the ones that's on the floor. She sits on the eggs really well but when she gets up to eat and strech her legs the other hens go in there and the eggs she's setting on get kicked all over the coop. We put some darm Marans eggs and one millefleur bantam egg under her just to see what would happen but at this point I *highly* doubt they will hatch. Should we just give up? I have tried putting her in the nest boxes that are on the floor but she just gets off them and goes back to the one she likes. I could enclose her in a ground floor nest box but my husband says she would trample the eggs if we did that. Is that true?