no incubator-all natural

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fireflower, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. fireflower

    fireflower New Egg

    Aug 7, 2010
    I have a hen that has been sitting on 7 eggs for 2 weeks she is in the coop with 13 other hens and 1 roo.
    do I need to move them to a place alone? or do i wait until they are hatched? I was thinking that this is just nature but then again none of my chickens had mothers.
  2. bragabit

    bragabit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2009
    Southern Utah
    I had 4 broodies this season. Mine are all with the flock (I tried seperating and it was a disaster) The only problem I had was having another hen squish in with the broody or push the broody out and try to lay an egg in the clutch.
  3. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    I currently have a hen with chicks in with the flock. She went broody after I had eggs in the incubator so when they hatched I gave her 5 chicks to take care of and all is well.

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