Broody hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chipens, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. chipens

    chipens Chirping

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    Hello, i have a broody hen thats in with a group of 12 other hens and a rooster. Shes only youngish just under a year 9 months or so old.
    Can she hatch eggs with the others in the coop? Or shall I put her in a seperate place to sit and hatch.
    Is it better to let them have babies or to break the broodyness?
    Any ideas on how to break broodys? Ive herd of putting in a wire cage with no bedding?
    Thanks for any advice
     
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

  3. chipens

    chipens Chirping

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    Thanks, hadn't seen that one.
    I've made a pen with a cut down barrel houseand im going to try using her instead of my incubator :D
    I have used broodys before but they were our wild free range hens, not in a penned flock situation.
     
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