Question on A Very Determined Broody Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mr chicken dude, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Mr chicken dude

    Mr chicken dude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have a broody hen that's been trying to hatch some eggs but they were infertile so we got some chicks and one was a roo so now those hens are laying and I put four of those eggs under her and one was already cracked because their is 3 in one nesting box trying to hatch chicks...

    So my question is can I move the one chicken that is most determined to hatch eggs to a broody box...Or just a small dog crate inside where she can hatch them without being bothered by all of the other chickens? And if so how do I do it??? At night or whenever???


    Collin.
     
  2. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Do it at night-I've done this a couple of times without anything negative happening. Good luck to you, I've got two on eggs now too!! I'll be doing the move in a couple of days myself. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Mr chicken dude

    Mr chicken dude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you let mama hen raise the chicks in the crate/box ???
     

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