Leave hen with the others or seperate her

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by claireree, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. claireree

    claireree Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    I have a broody hen she has been sat on her eggs a couple of weeks, not sure exactly how many days as she was hiding in the pen. My question is when and if the eggs hatch, she has about 15 eggs, do I leave her with the other hens or seperate her to somewhere else. I have a large dog cage and wa wondering whether to put her in there till the chicks are a bit bigger.

    Any suggestions, new to chickens had them for years but this is the first year Ive had a broody one.
  2. davemonkey

    davemonkey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2012
    Liberty, TX
    If it's tight quarters (very little comparative living space) then it might be a good idea to separate them. But if there is plenty room to get around, especially if they get out in the yard during the day, then she should be fine protecting her brood as they co-mingle with the flock.

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