EE became broody, should I let her hatch or not?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Amy's Animals, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Amy's Animals

    Amy's Animals Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2009
    Southern Oregon
    My EE, Maddie, became broody today, December 13. Should I let her hatch out a couple eggs or should I wait until the time of the year is better?
    Thanks [​IMG] Also, she is only sitting on one egg right now but my other hens should lay eggs again tomorow. Could I put those under her as well? Or is a day's difference too much?
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I would wait til spring. I wanted to let mine hatch too, but i chose to be responsible [​IMG]
  3. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    depends on the weather in your area, i have a broody sitting right now and it gets down just down below 0 outside, i do have a heat lamp in the coop shes in though, she shouldnt have any problems, but if she does i also have a large cage i can put in a heated area of my barn.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by