Broody again

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ole rooster, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The BO that hatched the six chicks in Dec is broody again. I've got 10 GLW eggs I'm putting under her. But my question here is I've made my dog house my broody house. I've got to get her out of the coop and in there. What's the best way and time to move her for me to have the best chance of her staying? She's been on the nest a day not without leaving. [​IMG]
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Move her at night in the dark. Let her sit on fake eggs until she settles back down in her new location. Then give her the real eggs to hatch.
     
  3. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK thanks. That I'll do tonight.
     
  4. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I moved her and it was a flop. She went under the dog house and spent the night. I'm still leaving her in the brooder but now she don't care to stay on the nest. Last night she stayed on the nest but by daylight she was up and fussing. She only wants to set in the coop, but it's going to be in the dog house or not at all.
     
  5. Beth K.

    Beth K. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can you tell when a hen is settled?
     

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