Broody hen in her own coop???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by newcanaanchicks, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. newcanaanchicks

    newcanaanchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Any strong opinions moving a broody hen to her own coop to hatch eggs? I am worried if I move her she might break her broodiness. The hens all seem to get along normally.
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't move a broody hen. Once they are moved, even if they have their eggs, they will often abandon them. As long as the hens are getting along, just leave her there. Don't risk moving her. After chicks hatch, you might want to move her into her own coop, but not before.
     
  3. newcanaanchicks

    newcanaanchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup.. Thanks. I agree.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Make sure you mark the eggs that you set - if other hen's lay in the same nest, you can then remove them on a daily basis. I don't remove momma and chicks from the main coop, but that's a personal preference.

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  5. newcanaanchicks

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    Thank you.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Most welcome
     

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