I removed her from the nest and locked the coup so that she could not return to the nest ( after others finished laying) or I moved her to roost after dark.how did you break her the first couple times? good luck with your christmas babies!
Once they hatch I have a pen within the coup for mom and chicks. I don’t want to move her nest and have her abandon the eggs or move to one of the other nests and start setting unfertile eggs. I want her to be able to still socialize when she takes her breaks.I suggest moving them to a separate coop. It doesn't work very well to have hens and chicks with the other flock, as the other chickens will sometimes pick on the chicks, plus there isn't any way to keep their feed separate.
It’s so exciting to have a hen hatch chicks! I’ve done it a lot but I run as fast as I can still up to the house to tell my family about it just as enthusiastically as I did the first time! That first pip or when you hear the peeping is such an amazing moment. I wish you luck with these babies, may God bless them!I don’t think I would be able to contain myself!