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?Broody Transplant?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LadyBirdsPalace, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. LadyBirdsPalace

    LadyBirdsPalace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone,

    SO, my neighbour has two broody hens that she has given to me and I'm wondering if there is any advice on moving them over to my place to ensure they will want to just go right back to relaxing and sitting?

    I have made a nice little privacy area where they won't be bothered by everyone and have a four/five eggs for each lady to sit on once she arrives (theirs were all pulled last week cause nothing hatched and they were starting to stink I guess, the one has been broody for at least two months with no results and is presently content to sit on nothing, and the other has stolen more eggs), so I figured I would let the ladies attempt their jobs over here where I can keep an eye on them as their efforts do go unappreciated where there presently are, but hey...I'm just happy to try!

    My main worry is that I will bring them over and the stress of a new place will just cause them to say to heck with it!

    Thank you in advance. [​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Best chance to move a broody successfully is do it at night and move the nest along with her, or at least the same nesting material.

    Good luck.
     

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