Can I move my hen (and eggs) this late?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nigellas, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Nigellas

    Nigellas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2008
    Ann Arbor, MI
    My broody has been sitting since July 30th, so I think we are due for action around Friday of this week. Is it too late to move her and the eggs to a smaller hutch I have? Will it freak her out? Should I just wait until they hatch and move them then?
    This is her first go at being broody, but she has been sitting for over 2 months now, so she's pretty committed, if that makes a difference.
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 12, 2009
    Quote:My BCM, freaked out so bad, she got out through a 5 inch diameter window and clucked all the way back to the main coop and the nesting box she was in. They are all different. I had a jersey that let me move her and she hatched them all out. I say go ahead and try it. Good Luck

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