help please!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Telamon, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Telamon

    Telamon Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2010
    I have no idea.
    my hen was going to hatch chicks, but then i found out that all the chickens in my coop were eating the eggs! i saw the dead chicks, and it was horrible! what could i do to stop this from happening?
     
  2. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my guess is to keep the mother isolated. in a broddy box. eg a box with no way out.
     
  3. Telamon

    Telamon Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2010
    I have no idea.
    i did, i locked her in the chicken house in my coop... but the other chickens need to sleep somewhere, so all the other chickens had to go inside the chicken house, then started eating the eggs again... i think the hen is sad... please, i need more help!
     
  4. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Make her with nest her own penned in area in your coop with food/water and room to walk around in, thats what I do when I have to.
     
  5. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Put her in a dog kennel buy herself.
     
  6. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dog kennel is a great idea.
     
  7. Telamon

    Telamon Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2010
    I have no idea.
    what else is there?
     
  8. Telamon

    Telamon Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2010
    I have no idea.
    anyone?
     
  9. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    I used a storage box with a window screen on the top held down with a heavy book .And put the hen with her eggs in the cellar.It worked really well.
     
  10. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally I think segregation is the only option ..How you do it is your own choice.. Isnt there no way you can either partition the coop or block her into the nest box ? Other than that besides leaving the others out I see no other options
     

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