In the Brooder
- Apr 19, 2013
I had to separate my broody hen and her eggs. Ever since then, she has been acting crazy and trying to kill my other hens!!!! HELP ME!
Thank you!! I do have rooster, but she has been sitting on them for over 21 days. I looked at them with a flashlight and didn't see anything.It looks like your hen is bound and determined to set on the eggs all right. It can be very frustrating for a hen to be taken away from an established nest. She sounds miffed...lol You have no rooster for egg fertilization? If not I see your point, if so why not let her finish what she started. There are always people out there looking for chicks.
If you definitely don't want chicks then I would suggest taking all the eggs away daily and soon enough she will lose her broodiness. If it becomes necessary keep her away from the eggs with separation. That way no picking on the other birds. Steve
Thanks! I have tried everything. I had to bust a couple of them that were half buried in the ground and they stunk!! Her eggs are now taken away from her and she is still acting crazy.Well, there ya go. If the eggs were fertile they should be hatching any time now. You may or should be pleasantly surprised with an addition to the flock. It could be that mamma hen knew that any time now the eggs may hatch. If you can, sneak a hand underneath her and see if any eggs are pipping yet or put a couple of eggs to the ear and listen for activity.
I am hoping you see pipping. Then you can rest a bit better after they hatch and mamma hen shouldn't be so ornery with the other hens.
I am keeping an eye on the thread to see if the good stuff happens... Steve