BROODY HEN ( almost)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jesse ohara, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. jesse ohara

    jesse ohara Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2015
    Graham Wa
    So? I have a banty who is almost 8 or 9 months old. She wants to set on egg's(witch is what I want, baby chicks.)

    BUT!?! When she gets out, to eat or drink, "She" dose not always go back to the egg's she "was" sitting on. sometimes She'll go to another box (like if another bird lays a egg, she'll go sit on them) and let her egg's get COLD. the longest she's sat on 1 group of egg's was like 2 days. so I'm back to pulling out all the eggs every day. and I've been setting her out side, cuz if she can't go back to the eggs she was setting on it's pointless to let her do it.

    could I move her and a nest box to a spot where she can be alone??????? Or will she get it on her own?????

    20 birds 8 bantys 8 RIR's 1 very big and very DUMB Turkey and 3 black jersey giants !!!!!!!!!!
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Yep, you could try moving her nest box - possibly to an elevated position. Hopefully she will get the drift!
    1 person likes this.
  3. FarmerMac

    FarmerMac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2014
    Hello, if you have extra room in your coop, you can put her in a separated section. This way no new eggs are layed in her nest and she goes back to the same box. A dog cage can do the job, make sure to put water and feed for her. Good luck with your hatch.
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by