which hen to isolate and bring in house?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AddictingChickens, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. AddictingChickens

    AddictingChickens In the Brooder

    Sep 9, 2010
    westford, MA
    I have three of my bantam hens laying on a batch of eggs all together in the middle of their coop. All of the eggs are fertile. How can I seperate the mom and the eggs before they hatch when I don't know which hen to choose? Sounds illy I iknow but I don't want to hurt /or frustrate the others when I don't allow them to sit on their eggs (the other two)
    Should I let all three of them stay in that side barricaded in or chose only one to "be" the mommy?

    AND, since the air is still cold here in New England, should I pick one hen and bring her inside with all the eggs and but her in a Rubbermade with the eggs to hatch them in a warmer climate - inside or will mama take care of them?

    Thank you!!!!

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Mama will take care of them fine. In that situation I would leave them all in the coop. There was a thread here recently about broodies in which a lot of people were leaving them in with the flock.

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