hey from Airlie Beach, Australia! I need some advice

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by p3nnyh3n, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. p3nnyh3n

    p3nnyh3n New Egg

    Jul 18, 2011
    Hi, we are newbies to owning chickens and have just had a chicken hatch an egg....the most adorable little bundle you ever did see! So we are frantically making a predator proof little run for mum and baby to live in until the baby is big enough to go into the henhouse with the rest of the chooks. But in the meantime, we have noticed that another of one of our hens is sitting on 11 eggs......up the bush...no where near the henhouse and open to all kinds of predators. I'm wondering if we can also move the hen in the bush with her 11 eggs into the little coop with mum and baby? Can you forsee any problems that might occur?
  2. CarolynF

    CarolynF Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2011
    Puget Sound
    My Coop
    Hi There and Welcome from the NW corner of the U.S.A.! [​IMG]

    I read some posts about moving hens with their eggs, but can't remember the details. If someone doesn't post here, try one of the other threads. I'm sure you'll find help.
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes move her. At night, move the nest and all, if the little coop run you are setting up gives the girls some elbow room, it should be ok, [​IMG] if you could split it all the better. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2011
  4. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  6. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]


  7. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

    Apr 18, 2011
    Welsh, LA
    Hello and [​IMG]
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from a sizzling Ohio. So glad you joined. I agree to move her to somewhere safe. [​IMG]
  9. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Michigan. We're turning into the UN here! It's great to see so many people from so many different places brought together!
  10. bluecoop

    bluecoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2011
    Welcome to byc, I'm a newbie too. Idaho usa here, Airlie beach sounds familiar, is it in Queensland per chance. My brother lives at Surfers' and I've visited a few times for lengthy stays. Oz Rocks! sorry, have no idea what to tell you about your problem , hope it works out ok

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