Did I accidentally break my broody hen?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by egwood, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. egwood

    egwood New Egg

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    I have a buff orphington hen that has been broody for a few weeks and has been sitting on golf balls. Last night I decided to move her and her golf balls into a dog kennel away from the other hens so I could introduce her to chicks tonight. Well this morning she is not sitting and seems quite agitated, and the golf balls are scattered. Did I accidentally break her broodiness? I thought I might could introduce one chick tonight and see how it goes? Or should I just let her out to join the rest of the flock and raise the chicks myself? Now I realize I should have moved her and then gotten the chicks, not the other way around. Thanks!
     
  2. chickmommy1985

    chickmommy1985 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a newbie amd just curious did you try and give her a chick? And if so how did it go?
     
  3. Bombadil

    Bombadil New Egg

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    I'd love to know more if and when you learn more on this subject, as I'm completely inexperienced with this sort of thing. I've got a hen sitting on eggs and I'm scared of messing her up so to speak.
     

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