- May 5, 2015
We have 45 chickens who are laying well. This spring two hens have gotten broody in two different boxes. I'm good with that because I would like more chicks. The problem is, they will lay on the eggs for about 2 weeks, and then they leave the pile of half developed eggs and brood over a fresh batch. I either want them to brood, or to get off the eggs! Any suggestions to keep them brooding until hatching?