nest in a box of nails

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Darin115, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Darin115

    Darin115 Songster

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    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?

    Darin
     
  2. IggiMom

    IggiMom Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    Oh, how funny! Pics!

    Catherine
     
  3. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Minnesota
    Ouch! You would think that would be uncomforable.

    Yes, lets see pics!
     
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    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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