Broody Hen... Should I move her?? Please help!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by astylishgirl, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    I have a broody hen that is part of a breeding trio. They have a really nice A frame hutch and run. My problem is that the broody stays in her nest all day and it is 100+ degrees. Every evening she comes out and scratches around and eats. I thought I would move her into my brooder on the porch where I have a fan.

    Is this the wrong thing to do? I hate to break up her trio. But I know she is baking in the A frame nest.

    I have already moved her eggs to the brooder because this is her time to come off the nest. I thought when she went back on, I would move her.

    Opinions????
     
  2. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    anyone?
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I've moved a couple of insistantly broody hens because they were not protected or in danger of extreme weather. I would move her myself if where she is too hot or a danger to her health.
     
  4. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    I moved her and she is sitting on her nest. So I think she will be ok.
     
  5. noriko

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    Wow. 100+ degrees..... I just thought you don't even need the broody to sit on the eggs lol Good luck with your broody & the eggs! And you might want to make it sure she can reach the water all the time. [​IMG] Noriko.
     

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