Moving a broody hen and her eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dixiegal62, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. dixiegal62

    dixiegal62 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This will be my first try at moving one while she is on eggs. Besides waiting until roosting time is there anything else I should do? I want to move her into our new pens.
     
  2. Hazelrah

    Hazelrah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried 3 times to move a broody and failed each time. I think I now know what I did wrong. I moved her to a small covered area within the main run where I kept storage etc, made her a nice sheltered nest and even placed chicken wire around to keep the others out and her in. They could all still see one another and somehow she kept finding ways to escape. Each escape she would go back to sitting on new eggs in one of the egg boxes where they all lay. If I ever have to do it again I will move her completely out of the main coop/run to a little brooding coop of her own where she is more isolated from the others.
     
  3. dixiegal62

    dixiegal62 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This one gave up before I ever got a chance to move her. All the hens started laying in with her and I think she got overwhelmed.
     

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