How do I move my broody?

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

  1. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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