- Apr 15, 2014
I have a hen who has gone broody, she's about a year old, but she keeps switching nesting boxes. She was in the lowest bank of nesting boxes I have. My set up is an upright set of nesting boxes, two across and four high. She was sitting in the lowest box but would switch from one to the other so I blocked off one of them. Today after sitting in the lower nesting box for 3 days...I came home to find her on level 2. Is there a way to keep her from moving around or is she just so young that she doesn't understand. Do I put her into an area that is self contained and she can't switch nesting boxes. She is in with 10 other hens and a rooster. I don't want her to keep brooding and have nothing happening and her condition deteriorate due to that. What do you all suggest?