Broody left nest for few minutes--came back to wrong nest!confused hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thepetpaw, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. thepetpaw

    thepetpaw Songster

    Jul 27, 2008
    My Broody left the nest for a quick bit to eat and frink and came back to the coup and sat on the nest with wooden eggs and left her clutch ..... how do i get her back on the right nest. i guess I could play "I spu" and wait for her to leave again then run out there and remove the wooden eggs...but she only leaves maybe once a day and it is hard to keep a watch. I tried to coax her into moving and got a good peck!

    what should I do?

    Mixed up Broody!
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Mine did the exact same thing multiple times. I just picked her up and physically moved her, placing her back on the correct nest. Her pecks didn't hurt that much, if you are concerned about getting pecked - wear gloves. You need to get her back on the right eggs as soon as you can.
  3. megshenhut

    megshenhut Songster

    Jun 21, 2007
    Central Colorado
    I agree, wear leather gloves and get her moved back on her eggs and then take away the wooden eggs from the other nest. If she stays off her eggs very long, they won't hatch.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: