Broody hen! MEAN ROO! help!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickmaniac250, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. chickmaniac250

    chickmaniac250 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a broody hen... But I also have sixteen other birds, including two roosters. One of which is very, very mean. Any suggestions on how to successfully hatch and raise these cute little chicklets, without any casualties caused by the flock? Also what id the maximum amount of eggs that can be put under a single hen? The eggs were set yesterday...
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will need to seperate the broody hen from that rooster ! If the box is moveable you can lift her in the box. My broody hen is sitting on 10 eggs. most of them are not hers. (shhh )
     
  3. chickmaniac250

    chickmaniac250 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! What about the other hens and roo? Should I worry about them?
     
  4. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some roosters will always be agressive when it comes to mating. its up to you if you want them to make another pen to seperate the rooster. I had two very agressive roosters I had to find homes for them. Hens were happy with out them !
     

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