Our Cochin has decided to nest in the highest nesting box in the coop. She has 7 eggs under her. The box is just under 5 feet off the ground. She's 13 days in and We are worried sick the chicks will fall to their death!!! We built a similar (much lower) box on the other side of the coop. We waited until night and tried to move her into the box. We moved her eggs first. Then her. She got right out of the new box, went back up to the old one, and was searching for her eggs. We gave her about 10 mins to try to figure it out but she just went and laid in the old box. So, we stuck the eggs back under her and she's as content as can be. What should we do??? The chicks can't be so high up! Once they hatch can we move them?
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4/17/16 at 6:56pm