- Apr 30, 2013
HELP! Had egg layers for over a year and one week ago my barred rock hen started sitting in her nesting box. We've not disturberd her to check how many eggs or anything yet as this is the FIRST hen we have ever had that sat! IF we have chicks hatch in another 14 days +/- how will they get from the nesting box mounted about three feet from the coop floor? Or should I try to move her and the eggs now, or after they hatch? Also will they be safe when they hatch with the other two hens and the rooster or will I have to move the hen and chicks to a seperate area? We are so excited to have a broody hen and just don't want to blow this.