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Broody Hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nat2009, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. nat2009

    nat2009 In the Brooder

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    It is day 7. What should I do? I have tried to move the hen but when i moved her away from the other chickens she stopped setting so I moved her back in with them. Will she be okay in there?
     
  2. joannamarie

    joannamarie Songster

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    i seperated my sitting hen from the others i didnt move her, i just seperated an old fireguard and boxed her in with that.
    high enough so the other hens couldnt get in that worked really good, as i had a part time broody that would steal the eggs and then give up sitting 5 mins later.
    when the chicks were dry and strong i moved the chicks and hen to a smaller house/run.
     
  3. nat2009

    nat2009 In the Brooder

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    Thanks! SHould i set food out for her? What kind?
     
  4. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

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    If she is separated from the others she needs her own food and water. Give here what ever she has been used to.
     

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