HELP- I have two broody hens

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hunneebee550, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. hunneebee550

    hunneebee550 Hatching

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    I have two broody hens with 11 eggs between them, they are pretty far along, but the are in high nesting boxes in the coop with all the other chickens and a rooster. Should we take the eggs into a incubator now or let them finish them out? First time hatchers here. Im afraid if they hatch when we are gone they will fall or be killed by other hens - help us please, little girl hearts at sake here.. we already lost 2 eggs to crushing I think
    Thanks:(
     

  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I would wait until evening, then very quietly move the hens and nests into a safe, quiet area with food and water available.
     
  3. macmama

    macmama Songster

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    And if they are sitting together on 11 eggs, I would separate them and the eggs into 2 different places.
     

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