HELP! What to do about 3 broodys in the same box????????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FLOWERPOT, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The problem is that one is a cochin banty and one is a Muscovy duck and one is a Narrigansett turkey hen.
    They are all in the same box all squished and sitting on an egg combo.
    I checked the muscovy egg and it looks like they are getting ready to pip. Should I take them in to the incubator to hatch, or let them hatch with the 3 outside.
    Im worried that they will fight over the hatchlings and end up killing them!
    Should I try to move the Muscovy hen with her eggs? I tried that earlier, and she left the eggs and wanted back in the original box!
     
  2. ChicknJ

    ChicknJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey Flowerpot.... cool name

    Last year I had some serious box competition also, I tried moving them.... failure. A couple days later, I made 2 more nesting boxes with doors on them and I moved two of the girls at night, late at night so they were good and tranquil. I shut the door on them and left them totally alone for 2 days (thy all had food and water in with them) and that seemed to do the trick, after 2 days had passed with nobody bothering them, they were all in their far away broody land so I was able to open the doors and let them finish naturally. I would still find an occasional odd egg layed in one but the hatchers were marked, so no big deal.

    Good luck! Aren't broodies fun [​IMG]
     
  3. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
    Yeah I love the broodys, they are too funny!
    I only let them have 2 or 3 eggs each though, I really wanted these muscovys to hatch and I took 6 into the house to put in the incubator and they didnt make it because of issues with the bator, I thought the ones outside were bad too and went to candle them and WOOHOO, the 2 I left her look like they are ready to pip!

    Now I start to worry!
     

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