Can I move a broody hen into a pullet pen with 4 pullets

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bahamabanty, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my first broody! I was thinking of moving it because its in a nestbox thats quite high. She's been in it for a week now, so I am guessing its serious. I gave her 2 fertile eggs to sit on, from a batch thats in my incubator, just to try. I wanted to move her to my little pullet house, its a converted dog house with a little run attached. She would share it with 4 pullets that are 1 month old. The pullets are in the run most of the time. Do you think this can work for the 21 days thats she's brooding?. Once they hatch (IF anything hatches..) I was planning of putting the 4 pullets somewhere else for the time being , not to interfere with the babychicks. Can this work?
     
  2. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She would be happier and is just fine where she is right now. Do you not have enough nesting boxes for the rest of your birds?
     
  3. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I do, but they are all 12 inches above the ground, i was worried about chicks falling out in 21 days. Should i move her before they hatch?
     

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