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Newbie getting broody hen some eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kaylakala, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. kaylakala

    kaylakala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay do I leave her with the flock or put her seperate? I have a couple of ultra bossy hens in my group.

    I've seen them peck at my broody girl several times already.
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    If they're bugging her already I would move her. Just be aware that she may get off the nest if she's moved. Mine doesn't care where I put her though.
     
  3. kaylakala

    kaylakala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL I brought her in the house with her nest. I took her off quickly replaced the eggs with golf balls and she jumped back in and I took her right back ouside.
    I was also checking her for injury.I'd never dealt with a broody hen before
     
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  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    You gave her golf balls? Or eggs?
     
  5. kaylakala

    kaylakala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs are coming in the mail
     
  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I see. Good luck! My broody just had 4 of hers hatch today!
     
  7. kaylakala

    kaylakala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good news!! [​IMG]
     
  8. kaylakala

    kaylakala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I go 6. Maybe I should have gotten less. I'm not too sure on how many usually survive.

    Oh well!!! [​IMG]
     

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