Broody Hen

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

  1. nat2009

    nat2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 10, 2007
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Out Of The Brooder

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

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    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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