Broody Chicken sitting in a bad spot

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chrissistevens, May 9, 2016.

  1. chrissistevens

    chrissistevens Hatching

    Oct 13, 2013
    I have a broody chicken. I found her nest in a bad spot. my girls free range 14 hrs a day. She would be safe enough but any hatched chicks would fall. I really want
    to encourage her to brood.

    Do I move her and the nest down after 1-2 days? Wait a week? Wait til they hatch?

    Today is day 1. We have been clearing the eggs from this spot but my girls (14 of them) prefer this spot because last week we cleaned the coop and they got all flustered.
    Last edited: May 9, 2016

  2. MySweetChickens

    MySweetChickens Songster

    Mar 24, 2014
    I have found it is nearly impissible to move a hen from her spot you could try putting walls or a lip around where she is nesting and move her after her chicks hatch

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