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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by happyhens44, Dec 30, 2010.
Thats my question, I need to move this broody.
Theres always a chance, it seems higher when you don't want them to break- If you wanted her to break you could mover her from AK to FLO w/o breaking her.
Where is she and where would she be going?
She is in a nesting box, and I wanted her in the bigger cae area because theirs more hay etc.
I meant to say cage
wait fir her to get up move the eggs and them mover her where she needs to be?
Calling someone else? Hello chicken experts?
I have moved broodies on several different occasions.. I ususally do it at night and it works out just fine. But for the stubborn ones, I have been known to block them in the nest so they couldn't leave. After 1 day like that, they are good to go!!
how long has she been broody, don't move if less than 48 hours, if you move do it at night, lock you hen in the new spot for 12 to 24 hours, it will not hurt her, then she associates that spot with her broody nest, I use tidy cat little containers for broody boxes, easy to clean, chicks can get in and out easy, movable without disturbing hen, and if you need to close it up for any reason you can bend a piece of wire for a slide on and off door
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I think Murphy's Law applies. I wanted to break my hen, but it took 2 weeks. I am sure that she would still be broody if she became broody and I moved her to a cage or crate. That is, unless I really wanted her to stay broody.
Well, I am by no means an expert, but I have read about people moving a broody's eggs, just to have her move them back. Not really sure what to tell you. Maybe just tuck some more hay around her, if that's your concern, and wait til they hatch and then move the whole group??? Are the babies in danger of falling out?
I can't believe the irony with broody hens! I hope you get your answer!
Yeah Ill do it at night, But I have to move her because shes in all myhens favorite nesting box and my other hens are attemting to lay a egg on top of her. and she just sits there