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Can I move a nest!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Beaky Buzzard, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. I'll be out of town a few days in the future. I may not have someone to watch the chickens. Is it possible to move the hen and the nest to another location, or will she leave the nest? She is in a pen with a rooster and two other hens.
     

  2. LuvMyBLR

    LuvMyBLR Songster

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    Unless you're going to be gone during hatching time, I wouldn't worry about it. Moving her would probably just upset her.
     
  3. SunnyChic

    SunnyChic Keep The Sunny Side Up

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    I've moved my broody bantams with no problems. If you can move her at night, she would probably stay put better; chickens are "night blind" and tend to stay in one place in the dark. Good luck!
     

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