Broody Hen with Chicks started laying on eggs again!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by maidstonefarmky, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. maidstonefarmky

    maidstonefarmky Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2011
    Paris, Kentucky
    Our hen hatched out a small brood last week and was exploring the poultry paddock with her new family for a few days until yesterday. I didn't see her or her chicks out and found her and them in the coop. Again today she was in there with her chicks. I checked underneath her and found she was laying on someone else's eggs.

    My question is what should I do? Let her keep setting on eggs, which I think wouldn't be good for the chicks (not getting enough to eat and drink, etc) or should I take the chicks from her and let her hatch those eggs out too?

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