sitting hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bigdaddythornton, May 22, 2011.

  1. Bigdaddythornton

    Bigdaddythornton New Egg

    Sep 16, 2010
    I have a young hen who decided to begin nesting in the woods instead of the coop. I am surprised she has lasted this long. I have two bobcats, coyotes, feral cats, snakes and coons, possum and other predators roaming around at night. Should I attempt to move her or should I leave her and take a chance. I don't want her to abandon since she has been there for about two weeks.
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I would definitely move her if it were me. There are posts on here sadly telling the story of their broody hen dying (and chicks) from predators.

    IMO a live broody hen is worth more than eggs.
    Last edited: May 22, 2011

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