How do you add more eggs to a broody nest?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by porkchop48, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I think [​IMG] one of my girls might be going broody. She has been on the nest since yesterday about 2ish. Well she was sitting on it when I got home and this morning is still there.

    Am I able to add a couple eggs to her nest without disrupting her too bad?
     
  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Yes, if she is truly broody then it shouldn't be an issue. Just make sure you count your fingers afterwards. [​IMG]
     
  3. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was afraid of that. I think I will add them after I find the welding gloves [​IMG]
     
  4. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Yup, it's amazing how scared we all are of a broody's beak! Try slipping them under her in the dark. She can't bite what she can't see.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Also, be sure to mark the eggs if she's where other birds can lay. Other hens will sneak new eggs into her nest.
     

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