Do I need to move my broody hen?

Namble

Songster
10 Years
May 20, 2009
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4
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North Florida
If my broody hen is sitting on some eggs in a nest box should I move her so that the other hens don't kick her off the eggs?
 

Schultz

CluckN'Crow Farm
11 Years
Aug 5, 2008
3,837
27
221
Indianapolis
We move our broodies for various reasons. First is for her security and to make her not feel nervous of the other hens. Second is to keep other hens from kicking her off the nest to lay more eggs. Thirdly, is so that I can monitor her drinking and eating without having to worry about other chickens stealing her food and water. Forth, it is for the protection of the babies and momma once they hatch. We have an isolation pen that we use, it has room for momma to move around in as well as keep food and water in. I let her out to go poo everyday and it has worked well for us.
 

sonew123

Poultry Snuggie
11 Years
Mar 16, 2009
25,016
102
421
onchiota NY
Quote:everything she said!!!
-I did it for all those reasons-We put up a fenced wall in 1/3 of our coop-moved the brooder to a new run and house-I have to hand feed her everyday or she wont eat-and I have to almost force feed water-I hol dthe waterer up to her beak and drop some on her otherwise she'll stay in her coma~ we also put another layer of chicken wire on the bottom of the fencing-for the first 1 1/2 ft up so the other chickens cannot poke through and snag one!
 

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