When to block nest

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by tinakevin, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2015
    New hampahire
    Hi all this is day 16 for my 3 broody hens. When should I close off the nest to the other hens. I don't want to move the broodies as I had a bad experience with that last time. When do the Brodie's go into their own lockdown. I don't want to close it off too early so they can't get food and water
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    My broody hens do not leave their nest on day 19, 20, 21.

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