Moved broody to nest in dog crate tonight, but ........

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crazy huhn, May 10, 2009.

  1. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2008
    I seperated and moved my broody hen to a dog crate with nest box and eggs I want her to hatch tonight. It is roomy and also has a spot for water and feeder. When I checked her a while ago, she was not sitting on the eggs I had put in there, just in front of the nest box. She had been broody for at least 4 or 5 days now. I have tried to put her on those eggs, but she came right back out. Do I just need to give her more time?
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Sometimes when you move a broody, that's the end. Others just love their eggs and will sit tight no matter where they are. Good luck.
  3. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Try putting her back where she was and wait until she is a little "more broody" and move her late at night. Hopefully she will keep sitting! Good luck![​IMG]

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