HELP!!! can you move a broody hen.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lrichards, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. lrichards

    lrichards Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens has decided to go broody in the middle of winter. Can I move her egs and her so that she will stay warm. She is in a place that I can't put a heat lamp. I am worried that she will get to cold. Our nights are getting down to 20-30 degrees. Is this to cold for her or will she be all right.
     
  2. jforsness

    jforsness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just move her
     
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    You can move her. It's best done at night from my experience but she will be fine. It will be better if she's in a nice safe, warm place.
     
  4. kobesmom81

    kobesmom81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have had to move a couple of ours to our "nursery". We move them at night and usually DH moves and holds the hen while I transfer the eggs and in a couple of cases the chicks. Ours just peck at us a bit but they've never actually broke skin or anything.
     
  5. Hattie the Hen

    Hattie the Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    HI THERE! I agree, just move her---I do it all the time. If she's a good sitter she will be away in LA-LA land and won't even notice!!! If you are nervous about it, or you haven't had her long, wait till it's dark or drape a light-weight cloth over her while you do it. Good Luck, but I'm sure it will be OK as once they are in BROODY-MODE they hardly register anything else.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Wish I would have moved mine to keep her away from the hens in the coop.

    Oh well, you live and learn.
     
  7. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just remove the eggs and the are out and about in about a day.
     
  8. r0xiRox

    r0xiRox Out Of The Brooder

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    if ur that concearned about ur hands then wear a pair of gloves, my chickens arent bad when their broody
     
  9. lrichards

    lrichards Out Of The Brooder

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    Will she try to go back to the place where she put the nest in the first place?

    Why do I not want her with the other hens?

    How long will she be there?
     
  10. Beau coop

    Beau coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What happened? I have a broody in with hens now. Do I need to separate her?
     

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