my broody keeps switching nest boxes...

kerriliane

Songster
9 Years
Sep 19, 2010
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Langley, BC, Canada
I have 5 boxes in a row..
Day 1 she was in the middle..
Day two and three she was in box 2.. and today she's in box 4...
Should I build a small little house for her, and put her & her eggs in that instead of constantly moving them so they're under her in the new choice of nest?

AAANNDD if I should build a broody house - should it be like a mini coop with a box w/ nest, small area for food & water and little run attached? I was thinking 2' x 5' or somethin?
 
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journey11

Songster
12 Years
Feb 14, 2009
679
10
226
WV
I would definitely separate her if you're trying to hatch chicks. Sometimes other hens will push a broody out of her nest if they are more dominant, or if she gets up to grab some food and water. I didn't have any eggs for my broodies to set this year (no rooster), but they were always getting moved around.
 

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