Will hen sit back on eggs after I moved to a different nest?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by blueheaven, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I moved a broody hen to a differnt coop by herself as the baby chix will hatch in 11 days.
    However, she is not wanting to sit back on her eggs. I had to move her during the day ( 11am).

    Will she eventually go back to sitting?

    Thanks for the help.
    Christy
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2012
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some hens dont like to be bothered! I just moved my silkie this morning to a different pen. she took it well. try to put her back in the box slowly and hope she will use it ! Mine is due 2 to 3 days !
     
  3. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all is good now...she is back on her nest looking so peaceful.

    good luck with your hatch thebanthams!
     
  4. seramachick8

    seramachick8 Out Of The Brooder

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    It depends on the hen. I moved my hen and she started sitting again but most hens won't. I would suggest finding an incubator or a different hen!
     
  5. seramachick8

    seramachick8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Glad to hear that! I didn't read all of the comments before I posted...Good luck!
     

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