- Jan 2, 2013
My buff Orpington is brooding, this is my first broody hen and my first experience with a broody hen. She's been sitting on 1 egg for 14 days now. She has only layed one egg and no more, is that normal? And as this is my first experience could you please give an insight to what I should or shouldn't do, and a bit information about what happens when the egg hatches. Like, do I move it just before it starts hatching and put it in a separate box or leave it under my hen, and also what to do with the chick after its born. Does it prefer to stay with its mother, or can I move it because I have 2 hens and a rooster all staying in one coop.
Thank you in advance