In the Brooder
- Mar 15, 2015
Hello! First time poster, new chicken farmer. Have only had my chickens for about 1.5 years. We have a beautiful big coop that our hens return to at night but during the day we let them free range. About 2 months ago 2 of our 4 hens started laying outside, when the whole year previous they laid in their nest box. About 3 weeks ago one hen went "missing" along with her eggs. I know she is sitting on them out in our hayfield because about once a day we see her run to the coop to eat and drink them run back to the hayfield. They have got to be getting ready to hatch AND our hay is about to be cut. What do I do?! How do we move her and them? Can I put her in the coop or will the other 3 hens peck the babies (if they even survive)?!