Mother Hen sitting in unsafe place

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fishingvswife, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. fishingvswife

    fishingvswife New Egg

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    I love this message board. I am new memeber. Here is my first question to you all.

    I have a Hen who went broody and sat in an old rabbit cage outside of the main coop. The eggs are due to hatch on Monday (10/15). I am worried that predators will get the little ones when the mamma takes them out. I could close up the rabbit cage if needed.
    I guess my question is-could I move mamma and chicks to a safe location two or three days after hatching?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Move her and her nest tonight to a safe place and lock her in till hatch.
     
  3. fishingvswife

    fishingvswife New Egg

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    Thank you! I think I will be able to make that work. I had never thought of doing that.
     

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