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Broody hen hatching eggs questions!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mdavis11, May 15, 2016.

  1. mdavis11

    mdavis11 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 8, 2015
    I'm fairly new to raising chickens. Two of my buff orpingtons have gone broody after only a month of laying. I am having fertile eggs shipped to me this week and I want to let the hens sit on them. I have a separate area for them, secluded from the other hens. Should I just put the eggs in with my broody girls and wait? What do I need to do when/if the eggs hatch? Will they take care of the babies? How long should I keep the little ones away from the rest of the flock?
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
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