Success with moving broodies?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Stephanie739, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Stephanie739

    Stephanie739 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all. I adopted two broody hens last night and am eagerly awaiting for my eggs to arrive, but the hens don't seem interested in sitting anymore. [​IMG] Any thoughts?
     
  2. Brahmamama4

    Brahmamama4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you have eggs inside of nests or golfballs to encourage them to sit? They may take a little while to settle back down.
     
  3. Stephanie739

    Stephanie739 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had golf balls to start, and added real eggs a little later. I have only noticed one broody trait since the hens moved in. One of the hens fluffs up every once in awhile. They have mostly stayed on the perch in the sun while in the kennel coop, and when I had them in the yard, they pecked around in the grass, dustbathed, etc...I have nesting areas in many places and have shown them to the hens.
     

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