In the Brooder
- Jul 27, 2013
Penny, one of our 3 silkie hens, was found this morning in the flower bed on 5 eggs! She has sat all morning. We have a coop, which they sleep in every night, with a double decker nesting box. Occasionally they will lay an egg in a box, but mostly outside in random places. Eggs in the boxes sift down into the 3-4" deep straw (wonder if it is too deep to be accessible for rolling and sitting). So, I have two questions: can we move the 5 eggs to a box for her protection from predators, and how much straw should I put in the boxes? Is 3-4" too deep?