moving eggs to a new box

psychotek_1.1

Hatching
8 Years
May 29, 2011
1
0
7
we have two hens brooding in one box sharing the same clutch. that particular box is the favorite laying spot for the rest of the hens. will it freak out the brooders if we move the eggs to another box? this is there first brood, and i didn't see anything in the posts i checked. thanks in advance for any ideas.
 

MareeZoCool

Songster
9 Years
Feb 3, 2010
1,539
19
161
Ohio - Mid Ohio Valley
I'd suggest setting up another nest box. Set it a good distance away from the broody nests. You might need to put a golf ball or two to get the other hens started using that nest.
 

Judy

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Feb 5, 2009
34,024
535
448
South Georgia
Broodies can be hard to move. I had one who abandoned her nest entirely when I tried it, and they never like it. If you do it at night and move her to a small pen where she can't get back to the old nest, she might accept the move. If possible, move the nest box and the nesting material as well.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom