Broody Hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by OSUman, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    I have a broody hen that is sitting on eggs that are due tuesday and i was wondering weather i should take her out of the pen and put her somewhere else or if i should just leave her?
     
  2. Scraps

    Scraps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leave her there! Mama knows whats best for the babies [​IMG]
     
  3. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep! leave her
     
  4. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree, and I quoted this because I like how they answered. It was cute.
     
  5. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree too, but......Sometimes there will be a cranky chicken that really doesn't like youngsters and she/he will try to hurt them. Mamma hen will do her best to protect them but she can't be everywhere at once.

    If it were me I'd leave them unless I knew I had a mean one in the coop and I'd still try to be around and observe the first day or so after hatch to make sure there weren't any problems.

    Good luck with your broody, that's so exciting!!!
     
  6. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    agree with kittymomma, also make sure there are no cat/dog/mouse, those animals will try to eat the little chickas when they see him.
     
  7. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are worried about their safety, you can move them. But wait till AFTER the hatch. If you move the hen now, she might leave the nest.

    Wouldn't want that!

    Hope you have a great hatch. Broody hens are awesome!
     

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