Need help new broody

laneaj

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Go out to find Vanilli nowhere in run...look inside pre-fab coop and there she is puffed up in nest box.
She didn't peck me but definitely was not budging. From all I've read you have to keep them eating/drinking. So I moved the nest basket to the outside of pre-fab coop and placed food n water nearby. She still didn't move even with me moving basket - she just grumbled at me as she stayed perfectly still inside basket.
I have 9 other eggs that just went on lockdown in incubator so should hatch in day or two.
So my questions are:
  1. This is her first broody...she is 7 months old and been laying over a month. Will she adopt these 9 in incubator and raise them if I leave her be?
  2. Should I take the eggs away from her since she's so young?
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laneaj

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She should be able to hatch them! That's so cute! I wouldn't take away the eggs. Let her try it out it can't hurt!
Even as cold as it is outside? I mean these 9 in incubator are 99.5 degrees with <80% humidity...wouldn't it be bad to move them to her outside and it so cold n windy? Cuz it is another cold front pushin in today...makin it low 30s and high 50s for next week.
 
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Even as cold as it is outside? I mean these 9 in incubator are 99.5 degrees with <80% humidity...wouldn't it be bad to move them to her outside and it so cold n windy?
She can't be in a coop? If you have a dog kennel that's what I had to do with my broody so that they other hens wouldn't crush the eggs. Or a big card board box. Let her out for a good 30- 60 minutes a day if you do.
 

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