moving a broody hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by d1, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. d1

    d1 Songster

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    how do you go about moving a broody hen without breaking her up
     
  2. alina

    alina Hatching

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    I would wait three days to a week before moving her.
    Some of the hens are very stubborn and will be returning to the original nest.
    I did not have any success last year with one of my hens.
    She would rather sit on an empty nest than to follow the eggs.
     
  3. d1

    d1 Songster

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    main concern is whether or not the others will run her off the nest
     

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