poor girl wants to be a momma so bad!

Queen Chika

In the Brooder
11 Years
Jan 2, 2009
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Kiowa, CO
I have this hen who has been setting on her eggs for months, and they just won't hatch! They are fertile, but she kicks them out about a week too soon to set on the other girls fresh eggs, so they never hatch. What should I do with her?
 

birdlover

Songster
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
1,770
15
183
Northern Va.
I'd get her some day old babies from some place and slip them under her at night. Just keep a close eye on her that she accepts them. I've never had a problem doing this but I'm reading an awful lot of posts on here lately about hens killing their babies (both their own and/or foster chicks)!
 

birdlover

Songster
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
1,770
15
183
Northern Va.
She should be on the ground (so the chicks don't fall out of the nest) and, if you can put a chicken wire fence or some sort of fence around her for the first few days, that's ideal.
 

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