How do I move my broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rosyposyosy, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    I've tried about 3 times, by putting her in a nest in a cage, with her golf ball, but she refuses, but will be happily broody in her nesting box, outside the cage... Do I have to move her at night?
     
  2. ZuniBee

    ZuniBee Songster

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    I moved mine at night. At first I had a light on so I could see....but she could see as well and wasn't happy. She kept leaving the new nest box. When I turned the light out and put her in the box she stayed. She's been there every since!

    So, I would say move her at night and keep it dark.
     
  3. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    Thank you!
    It's weird, because the first time she was broody, and I tried to break her by keeping her outside the coop, she just plopped right down, made a nest, and went broody there. She eventually stopped when it started raining though [​IMG]
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I always move mine at night too....
     
  5. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
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    I have never successfully moved a broody. I hope you have better luck than me.
     
  6. ZuniBee

    ZuniBee Songster

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    What happened? Did she just not sit or did she get up after a while? I moved mine last Sunday and she is still sitting on the eggs. Hopefully she will stay....
     
  7. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    well, i kind of forced her down, she'd sit for a while, but not put the "eggs" under her. she'd get up. i put her in the nesting box, she fluffs herself up, takes the eggs joyfully, and wont get off the nest unless its absolutely necessary.
     

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