Broody hen moves between boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ih66series, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody hen that moves from box to box and sits on eggs. How can I keep her stationary?
     
  2. rungirl

    rungirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lock her in a cage or dog crate with her nest and her own food and water.
     
  3. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
    Port Angeles Wa
    yep gotta lock her in
     
  4. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she sit on 10 or 12 eggs at one time?
     
  5. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
    Port Angeles Wa
    Quote:what breed is she?
     
  6. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a 9 month old EE
     
  7. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
    Port Angeles Wa
    Well my bantams have hatch 9-12 eggs before so I think that is ok if there hanging out I would remove a few
     

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