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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Badhbh, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BLRW went broody in the hay loft. She's sitting on at least 10 eggs! I have to move her or a baby will walk right over the edge. Will that mess up her broody chi?
     
  2. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ::crickets::

    Is this thing on? [​IMG]
     
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I dont think you'll harm anything if shes just begun to get broody.

    The other option is to cage her in where she is with some scrap fencing and put a waterer/feeder with her.
     
  4. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That may be hard. [​IMG] It's a loft that I can't even stand up in :p It's tiny and rickety. We have no idea how long she's been up there- at least a week. I may be able to move her tonight after lights out, and hopefully it won't disturb her TOO badly. I want her to stay broody! [​IMG]
     
  5. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just put a cage around her and wait [​IMG]
     
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:If it were me I would get a nice roomy box for her and cut a hole in the front. Cover the bottom of the box with hay if that is what she is setting on. Move her and the eggs to the box as quickly as you can, and then move them in the box as opposed to seperatly.
     
  7. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I've moved hen that have been broody a week or more, you need a 'nest box' you will have to close her in for at least 12 hrs. do this at night its easier on her. the box should not have a lot of extra room. set up were you are going to put her. place her then the eggs in the box, place a cover in front of box do not remove cover for a least 12 hrs, watch her if she jump out place her back and cover, leave her 6 more hrs. she should stay after that.

    I've done this many times work great,
     
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  8. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a rabbit hutch / mini ark that will work perfect [​IMG] Thanks!
     

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