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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rostic, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. rostic

    rostic Hatching

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    My chicken keeps laying eggs sitting on them for a week or 2 them gets off and changes nest and then sits there for a couple of days.this is her 2nd time for trying to hatch 1st time was no problems as there was also another in the box beside her.any info on why she may be moving would be greatly appreciated.
     

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. This is just an opinion, but if you can collect eggs regularly, then the temptation to migrate to other nests will be nipped in the bud. When i wish to set eggs under a broody, I remove eggs every day (and store them appropriately) and only return the eggs to the broody when i see that she has spent two full days and nights on the nest.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you. CTKen has given you some good advice.
     
  4. rostic

    rostic Hatching

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    Thanks.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good luck with your broody. Thanks for joining us!
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, rostic, and :welcome. Great to have you in our community! :)
     

  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!! [​IMG]

    Is she setting on fertile eggs? If not, she is just doing her broody thing. They can stay broody for some time until their hormones change. There are ways to break them of being broody, however I have found it is best for the bird if you let nature take it's course.

    Good luck with your flock and welcome to ours! :)
     
  9. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

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    Hi and [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our growing community!
     
  10. rostic

    rostic Hatching

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    thanks for info.yes we do collect eggs regularly.but you may be on the right track with this.she does sit on others eggs we check for eggs morning.midday and afternoon.
     

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