Broody hens keep moving to different nests

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Smokey2201, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. Smokey2201

    Smokey2201 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody hens keep moving to different nesting boxes even if the other nesting boxes are empty. Is there anyway to make them stop moving?
     
  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Could you not put some wire mesh over their box and let them out once a day? You could also block off the other nests but I'm assuming you need them for your other hens to lay in. Are you sure your other hens aren't kicking them off their nests and then they move to a different nest?
     
  3. Smokey2201

    Smokey2201 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It must be that the other hens are making them move because a different hen was in the broody hens nest. I will probably put up some chicken wire so the other hens won't go in their nesting boxes.
     

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