my hen pecked me!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CANDLE98, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have WAY to many broody hens right now so i just push them aside and grab their eggs and thow them off the nest. Well today when i was going in to grab eggs one of the hens pecked me and broke the skin and now i have a hickey/bruise! How else am i supposed to get their eggs that they are sitting on? any advice?
     
  2. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait until she gets of the nest to geta drink and sneak in and grap the eggs.
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    You could wear gloves, or what I do is pick the hen up from behind......out of the beaks way.
     
  4. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah i should just go in from behind...... man i didn't realize how mean broody's were!
     
  5. Mervin

    Mervin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a good pair of gloves. Maybe welder's gloves that go up the arm a bit.
     

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