Does my broody hen box look ok? Lots of Pics!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bridgettesd, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. bridgettesd

    bridgettesd Out Of The Brooder

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    We have our first broody Basque hen sittin on plastic eggs in the nest box. Tonight we plan to move her to the outdoor broody box. Saturday, we will pick up a dozen eggs and do the switch sat. night. Does the box look ok. Any any tips I should know for the next couple of days?

    One section has a dust bath. The other section has food water and shaving piled over a piece of rigid insulation.

    THanks!
    Bridgette
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  2. bridgettesd

    bridgettesd Out Of The Brooder

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    Just a note. I have been pulling her off the clutch each morning to eat and then she runs across the yard and then returns shortly after. I plan to keep the door to the box open during the day and hopefully the other hens wont bother her in there.
     
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    Chicks and Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With my chickens
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  4. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wouldnt pull her off. she'll get off when she wants/needs to.
     
  5. bridgettesd

    bridgettesd Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi tec27,

    Actually she came off and went back to the coop so I moved the plastic eggs, made a broody box in there with poultry netting and placed the 11 eggs under her last night. She seems happy as larry. lesson learned.....go with mama.

    Do I need to worry about too much cold air. The pop door is wide open and the main door is screened and she sits just inside to left 18" up.
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