found eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by broken bridge farms, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. broken bridge farms

    broken bridge farms Out Of The Brooder

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    one of my girl kept getting out and would only come out of her hiding place at feeding time so today i watched her and when to where she came out and found 6 eggs is it safe to leave them where they are or to move her and the eggs to a cage
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Personally, I'd move her and the eggs to a cage. I'd wait until after dark as it will make the move less stressful on her. Make sure that the cage is in a predator proof area.

    I moved one of my broodies last year and I don't think she realized she'd even been moved (after dark) when I checked on her the next morning. All went well for about a week and a half. I went to give her fresh food and water one morning and found her pacing in the run...I'd missed a 1" x 1" spot in the fence and a pair of black snakes were laid up near the nest box, digesting a couple of the eggs. [​IMG]


    Hope this is some help!



    Dawn
     
  3. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    move her and her eggs to a small but roomy cage
     

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