I have a broody chicken and need help

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Christieann22, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Christieann22

    Christieann22 New Egg

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    My chicken has been sitting on eggs since July 2 and I went into the coop yesterday and one of my other chickens had opened and killed two of the eggs. Thankfully only one of the two had been fertilized. I decided to move her out of there with the remaining eggs and now she doesn't seem to want to sit on them. It is getting close to the time they should hatch (so I've been told) and am worried about what to expect. Should I move her closer to the run so she can see the others or keep her away from them until ththey eggs hatch?
     
  2. countrygirl345

    countrygirl345 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would try to figure out which chickens are the offenders who broke the eggs, and then separate them until the chicks hatch. The broody hen should be moved back into her original spot. After they hatch, then moved mother and chicks into a separate area and put the bad hens back.
     
  3. Christieann22

    Christieann22 New Egg

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    Thanks I'm not sure which are the offenders because they all look alike. I only have 6 chickens and there are only 2 different and one is the broody chicken.
     

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