If my hen goes broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Easter eggers, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If my hen gos broody can I let her hatch some chicks and then take them away and sell them? If so when should I take the chicks away?
     
  2. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    that would be up to you

    personally I would let my hen raise her chicks until she is done with them, but I have had several EE's go broody and do a wonderful job sitting but end up being terrible mothers. So anytime you let a hen hatch out chicks, you need to keep a close and watchful eye on her. I know several people take the chicks as soon as they hatch and some wait.
     

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