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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by meetta, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. meetta

    meetta Hatching

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    So I have a hem that keeps sleeping in the egg box ? I have removed her 2x already and put her with the rest of the hens at night but she will not stay ? She interacts dime with the other hens during the day . Is this normal?
     

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    Creatures of habit. It happens from time to time. As long as she isn't staying in the nest all day too, she's not broody.

    Make something to block entrance to the nest. Put it in place late afternoon before dusk. Change the habit.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! I agree with ChickenCanoe - as chickens get into a habit of doing things, if you block off the nest boxes, thus forcing her to roost with the others, it will likely become habit as well. Best of luck to you and thanks for joining BYC!
     
  4. meetta

    meetta Hatching

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    Thanks I will try this
     
  5. Wilebaum

    Wilebaum Chirping

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    You can also move her to the roost in the dead of night. She won't get off of it in the darkness and she'll wake up there in the AM. I think this helps for broodies too.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If she insists on sleeping in the nest box, she will end up pooping on the eggs [​IMG]. So it's a habit that needs breaking.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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