Broody RIR changes nests?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by citygirl, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. citygirl

    citygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    This goofy bird is broody so I thought I would let her hatch some eggs. The problem is that when I let her set on the eggs, the next morning I went out and she had changed nesting boxes and was sitting on a different egg.

    I thought I would wait a while before leaving her with eggs, and I tried it again. The same thing. Any ideas?
     
  2. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    She don't like your eggs. Are they cold?
     
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is one reason why broodies should be penned alone.
     
  4. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    If she is still broody I would put her in her own pen as lollipop said. She doesn't need to keep changing
     
  5. citygirl

    citygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    The eggs were that of my other hens. I wondered if I should set up somewhere for her by herself. I will have to keep reading. We've never had a broody hen before so I was unsure of what to do. Thanks for your responses.
     
  6. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I vote for seperate set up
     
  7. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is being pushed out by a different hen, she will just go to the next available nest, then when the other hen leaves she doesnt go back because she is on her NEW eggs. Good reason to seperate, and Mark all eggs you want her sitting on, because if others can get in with her they will add to her clutch till she has more eggs than she can handle, and it will give you a random hatch date, which she may not stay on till the last one hatches.
     

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