Sititng hens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Amy's Mama Hen, May 27, 2010.

  1. Amy's Mama Hen

    Amy's Mama Hen New Egg

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    Hello. I'm Amy's Mama Hen. My family has a mini farm in Ga. We currently have 1 horse, 4 goats, two dogs, one old cat, and of course chickens! I had a problem last year that I'm hoping to solve this year,but need some advice. What do I do when several chickens go broody at the some time? We have nice chicken house with several boxes but last year the girls fought over the eggs, and when the first chick hatched it was instantly killed. I have one girl that just went broody and I tried to move her and her eggs to another protected area other than tthe chicken house but she didn't settle down. I would greatly appreciate help in this area. Thanks so much.
     
  2. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Welcome. Have you tried to move her and the eggs at night?
     
  4. Amy's Mama Hen

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    Yes, I tried the night that I noticed her sitting. I wonder if I should have waited a few days of her sitting and then tried to move her at night?
     
  5. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few days could let her get good and broody so she will stay on the nest after you move her.
     
  6. Amy's Mama Hen

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    When I let her out of the other protected pen into the regular pen she started sitting again in the familiar boxes. I'll wait a few more days before trying to move her again and see if that works.. Unless anyone else had some more advice. By the way my hen is a buff.
     
  7. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Amy's Mama Hen

    Amy's Mama Hen New Egg

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    Thanks for all the welcomes.
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. Good advice given. [​IMG]
     
  10. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

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