CAN I MOVE BROODY HEN?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poulet, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I move a broody hen as she has made her nest in a place not very practical . I don't want her to go off her eggs though
     
  2. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    Sometimes they will leave the eggs and sometimes not-you have to risk it if you want to move her. I moved a broody once and she walked off, another time she didn't. Good luck!
     
  3. I moved mine every day for a week before she decided she would stay where I wanted her to, but chickens unfortunately are like people, they do things just as they want to. Good Luck If she hatches, it wil be the24, so taking it day by day. marrie
     
  4. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    I have done this twice and it worked both times. You might try to move her at night. Good luck. Cindy
     
  5. Anne

    Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you do move them, make sure you do it at night.
     

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