In the Brooder
- Apr 19, 2011
We are on day 20 and one egg is close to hatching! We decided to move the boody hen and her six eggs because her nest is about 3 foot off the ground and we figured this would also protect mamma and chicks when they are hatched from the rest of the flock. We created a small nursery in the garage with chicken wire, wood shavings, and food/water. We then gently moved the hen and her eggs. The hen is highly agitated and not sitting on the nest. We added a plywood sheet to cover to make the area seem more secure to her and to keep her in the nursery. She has been in there 30 minutes and is not sitting on the nest...should we be worried....she just sat on the nest. Any imput from experienced chicken owners?