What do I do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DUCKGIRL89, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My OLD black star hen has gone broody, so I put three duck eggs under her. But what do I do with a broody hen? Do I need to do something speical?

    Thanks!

    BTW this hen is no longer laying eggs.
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Quote:Alot of it is personal preference. I like to go ahead and get mine moved and in a secure place from the first. I watch them and if I have a broody that doesn't get off the nest to take care of her business I pick her up at least every other day so she will go poop. I always make sure they have food & water close at hand. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Alot of it is personal preference. I like to go ahead and get mine moved and in a secure place from the first. I watch them and if I have a broody that doesn't get off the nest to take care of her business I pick her up at least every other day so she will go poop. I always make sure they have food & water close at hand. Good luck! [​IMG]

    Ok, thanks. I also bought her some dried meal worms as a snack. I hope she'll like em.
     

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