setting hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenboy, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. chickenboy

    chickenboy In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2007
    Since my hen is broody and she's sitting on fertilized eggs, should I just let her raise the chicks on her own.
  2. Keshiaandadam

    Keshiaandadam Cooped Up

    Jun 2, 2007
    if she has plenty of room to do it i would strongly recommend letting her its much better that way
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    hi wanted to put in my 2 peeps worth.if you have the room there is a great pleasure watching a hen and her babies .they peck for the babies and will protect them .[​IMG]
  4. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    I would also let her raise them as they are so fun to watch with momma. On the down side if you want them to be tamer you might have to take them away if momma dosent like you messing with them.

    Guess you got her all settled with the fertile eggs ok? Glad to here it. Keep us posted:)
  5. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    I would leave them be with momma! It is so much fun watching them. They will Protect them, Feed them, Water them and keep them warm.[​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: