Did I accidentally break my broody hen?

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

  1. egwood

    egwood Hatching

    Mar 14, 2015
    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 In the Brooder

    Mar 1, 2015
    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 Hatching

    Mar 14, 2015
    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.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: