nest in a box of nails


11 Years
Apr 28, 2008
Asheboro, NC
A few weeks ago I turned a few bantams loose in the yard to roam. They roost on top of my waterstove.
I generally find their eggs in a cardboard box under the wood shed. Not this time. I have looked and looked and looked for their nest.

Well, last night I found it. One of the hens was sitting in a box of nails that I have on top of my stove. She just wallowed out a nest in the nails and laid her eggs. Now she is sitting.

Should I try to move her? Do you think she will hatch these eggs using a box of nails for a nest?


Goose and Fig

Grateful Geese
10 Years
Apr 19, 2009
Fall Creek Falls TN
That's one tough chicken! Your chicks are going to hatch with spiked collars on.

As long as she's in a predator-proof area- I'd give her a new box with some really nice fresh hay- and put it in the same spot. Maybe do the night time switcharoo. I just did this with a dirty nest during the day and my hen is still setting.

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