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Some advice please.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Shannon33, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Shannon33

    Shannon33 Songster

    Feb 23, 2010
    Eastern Shore, VA
    OK, I asked something earlier last week about hens unexpectedly going broody. Two of my hens were both sitting on 20 eggs together. People advised just to leave them for now. They are due to hatch approximately late next week. All the eggs are developing. My husband is fashioning a little pen within the pen to separate the new babies from the rest of the chickens. As of about 4 days ago, I have THREE hens all sitting on the same eggs together. So when I move the eggs to the new mini pen, do I take all three of the hens with them, or just one? I am moving them tomorrow so if someone could please advise that would be great.
    Thank you

  2. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Songster

    Aug 7, 2008
    Durham, UK
    all 3 if there broody, but thats just my opinion
  3. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Moving all 3 would probably make sense. [​IMG] Good luck with your hatch [​IMG] [​IMG]

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