Worried about Broody Hen and chick heating questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TheCorgiGirl, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. TheCorgiGirl

    TheCorgiGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! So this morning I took one of my hens, a speckled grey cochin, who has been very broody for almost a month now, and moved her to a new nest.
    I collected 12 fertile eggs and put them in a next box, along with some food and water, inside a pen that is partially covered with a tarp and half open.
    When I put her in there she started clucking t me all puffed up, and then walked around, eating and drinking.
    I checked on her about an hour later and she still wasn't sitting on the nest.
    This was 9:00 this morning. I am going to check on her again when I get home from class at 1:00 or so.
    Do you think she will sit on them eventually and is just frazzled, or do you think she may be uninterested now since I took her out of the coop?

    Also, is it possible to brood chicks without a heating lamp? Is there any other sort of warmth source that I could use?

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    [ This is her, but a little younger. She is nearing a year old now! We call her Fuzzy Feet :) ]
     

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