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

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    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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