Broody moved to wrong nest

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Marion565, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Marion565

    Marion565 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My RIR actually moved today, too bad she could not remember which nest to go back to [​IMG]

    I was relly hopeing that I could keep her with the others whils she was broody.
    I guess I will move her to my Watermelon Bin setup this afternoon and give her some fresh eggs. I guess this way she wont get confused and I get to pick which eggs she will sit on.
    Still bummed, this is my first time hatching anything and it sure was not planned, but I guess live and learn. She was only sitting for 4 days, so I guess it could be worse. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2011
  2. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    How long was she off the nest? They might be ok if you give them back to her....weirder things have happened here! lol (we had musical broodies last month!) Unless you want to give her different eggs, in which case I'd separate her so she doesn't get confused again.

    Good luck!
  3. Marion565

    Marion565 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, I will move her. I did check the eggs and they were cold so I decided to just toss them instead of taking the chance of her sitting on them and them not being alive.
    It's okay, she is sitting again today and I will move her to the barn later. I'll get the fresh eggs today and start over. This is "accidental broodiness" anyway. I am also getting 6 new chicks in the middle of this month and I'll see if she'll trade me her eggs for live chicks when they get here. I am so hopeing that she will adopt the new ones.


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