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She is broody... What do i do?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by thechickman04, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Cumming, Georgia
    My hen is sitting five eggs in the coop right now. Should i take the eggs away. I want them to hatch. What would happen to the chicks if they were born in the coop with all the other chickens?
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I place my broody in a large wire dog crate in the coop where the other hens can't get to her...you could section off a space where the other hens can't get to her, take her and the nest there in the evening, place food and water within reach and she will hatch out your chicks for you...thats the best incubator made is broody hen!!...sometimes I take the chicks and sometimes I leave them with the hen.....

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