Should I remove the eggs from my broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hd_darcy, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    I feel bad. I had a broody hen who hatched three eggs that I put underneath her. At the time she had two of her own eggs under her. Well, I took the three that she hatched because there were 10 other babies in the coop and it made me nervous. Well, she's still sitting on two of her own eggs, but they are cracked, and I'm sure no good. What will happen if I remove them? Will she get off the eggs on her own otherwise. I feel bad just "stealing" them from her! I know very little about broody hens! Thank you!
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    I just 'stole' 8 chicks from my hen. [​IMG]

    She may or may not keep setting. My hen booted another broody of the nest, and started settin'

    on her eggs! [​IMG] If she's not breaking, and if you don't want her to be broody, try putting

    her in a cage with a wire bottom. She will realize it's drafty in the bottom, and not want to hatch

    eggs there. Wish you the best! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2011
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

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