Broody Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lczobrist, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. lczobrist

    lczobrist Out Of The Brooder

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    I have my broody Buff Orpington in a medium sized wire cage. It is on the porch with a large fan on it, it's Louisiana August heat here. Should I put here in with the others at night or is it safe to keep her contained in cage at night. I'm worried about possums and raccoons. We have had a few deaths when they were pullets and near deaths a month ago from these predators.[​IMG]

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    I am also thinking if I put her up at night her broodiness won't be broken.

    Thanks for suggestions or advice!!!

    Lisa
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2014
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would personally find a safer place to put that crate. The way it is now, its possible a raccoon or opossum could hurt her. A smart raccoon could either reach in, or open the crate, as the latches aren't very secure.

    How large is your coop? You could put the crate in the coop. That way, she wouldn't be able to get into a nest box or scratch around, but would be in a safe, protected coop.
     
  3. lczobrist

    lczobrist Out Of The Brooder

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    Coop isn't big enough for the cage. Yeah, I thought something could get her. We have a secure storage area that they couldn't get it into. I'll move her in there at night...

    THanks for response!!
     

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