HELP, What to do with hen to hatch eggs.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Gailann, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Gailann

    Gailann New Egg

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    Accually, I have a couple of hens who sit on their eggs and don't want to budge from their nest. I really want them to hatch eggs but the eggs build up and some get broken. [​IMG] Should I move the hen to a better nest with more room? Any advice to what to do with these broody hens would be appreciated. [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Move the broody hens to where other hens can't get in the nest.

    Be certain the eggs are fertile or get day old chicks for them to adopt some evening.
     
  3. Gailann

    Gailann New Egg

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    When I move her she then jumps back into the same old basket. I made her a nice nest, moved her eggs and she wants the community nest.
     
  4. LovinMyHensInNC!

    LovinMyHensInNC! Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would try moving her on her "new" nest after dark.
     

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