relocating nest??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by peeboo, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. peeboo

    peeboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a broody silkie out in the woods somewhere, only coming home early morning to eat, i have tried but failed to find her nest, this weekend i will follow her hopefully finding her nest. is it possible to relocate the nest back to the coup for safety reasons?
     
  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might be able to relocate her, but you will probably have to keep her enclosed in a small box or crate with the eggs. She might take a while to get acclimated to the new nest location. I'd put her and the eggs in a dog crate or something similar, then put a black cloth over the whole box. If you can keep her in there to feed and water, that would be best for a day. She probably won't poop till you let her out.
     

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