Broody old english bantam hen and her clutch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by polenslager, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. polenslager

    polenslager Out Of The Brooder

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    I could not find this hen for a couple of days about two weeks back.

    Then when I left the coop to get some hay one night and came back in a few mins later..
    she was on the floor eating with the rest of the chickens.

    The next night I found her hiding spot in the house. Its up on a bale of hay sitting inside the house to keep
    it dry. Its leaning against a back wall. She is up on top of it snuggled back by the wall. There is a shelf of sorts above her so she is
    protected somewhat. Chickens sometimes sit up on the shelf but have not been sitting there for
    a month or more..
    anyways.. yesterday I gave her a few bits of bread while she was up on her nest. She ate it, got down to
    eat corn with the gang and I saw her eggs.. 10 of them!!

    So.. do I leave her alone, let her hatch them out? Are they safe from the other hens?
    since the eggs are up high, well a hay bale height, a bit less since its leaning my worry is them
    falling once they hatch, assuming they hatch.

    This little hen is nice, but not friendly. I cant pick her up unless I corner her and scare the heck
    out of her.

    As you can tell I am new to this...
    Her area is in the back of the coop, in a section we added a year and a half ago.
    It would be "doable" to block her off from the rest of the hens and the roosters but a pain
    to take care of everyone.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. justin24

    justin24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait till nite time nd move her nd her eggs to that part of the coop block her off from the rest of the chickens
     

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