Can I move my broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MonkeyZero, May 31, 2008.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Well, the place that she keeps her eggs at has tons of ant!!! So I wanna put her in a box, in her coop. The eggs may hatch by next week(either between Sun. or Thurs). So can I?
     
  2. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With only a week left ..... i wouldn't chance it?????
     
  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    I dont understand.
     
  4. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes if you move a hen she will sit on the eggs.....but sometimes they stop....and leave the eggs!
     
  5. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    What do I do about ants. She's a real crazy hen for picking that site. Can I spray Raid around it?
     
  6. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure???? But there are several people on here that will know what to do!!! Good luck!!!!
     
  7. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've moved mine before with no problem. I made it a point to do it at night.

    Since yours has been sitting there for so long already, though, I think I'd just leave her until the peeps hatch, then move her.
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2008
  8. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Ok, but gosh, I am getting mad at my other hen!!! Now she wants to go broody, in the same spot, but is kicking out eggs. So I locked her in a separate coop.
     

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