First Broody hen questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jsmith2065, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. jsmith2065

    jsmith2065 Just Hatched

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    So I have a buff that went broody about 4 days ago so i have a couple of fertil eggs on the way but I won't have them until Saturday. My question is would she stay on them until they hatch or wil she just leave them after awhile. Also I have 2 nesting boxes for 4 hens and she went broody in the one that they all use my other hens will not use the other one any suggestions.
     
  2. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    I too had a broody sitting for 5 days before my fertile eggs arrived. She sat on the fertile eggs and hatched them no problem.A broody can sit on an empty nest for weeks on end, so she should be fine till your eggs arrive.
    I moved my broody to a separate in closure as I did not want to risk my other hens possibly hurting the chicks when they hatched. Maybe you can close off a section of your coop for your broody.
     
  3. jsmith2065

    jsmith2065 Just Hatched

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    Thank you I will see what I can do to separate her. Yesterday I was out working in the yard and I heard a little ruckus coming from the coop one of my hens actually pushed the broody hen to the back in the nesting box so she could get in to lay
     

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