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broody sign?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mrs. K, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    I have had hens for years, and once in a while, for some strange reason, they will decide to lay somewhere else. Just this week, I have found eggs in other places than the nestboxes. So I have taken the eggs, and replaced them with rocks, the same rocks that I have in each nest box to encourage them to lay there. But the moment I do this, the next day, there is a new nest somewhere else.

    I am headed down to clean the coop/ and run, and replace the bedding in the nest boxes. If she (which one?) creates a new nest again, I think I will just leave the eggs for a few days and see.

    Is this a sign?


  2. daisy06

    daisy06 Chirping

    Feb 26, 2012
    Could be. If you mess with the nest she will leave and make a new one. Golfballs work just as great as rocks.

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