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relocating nest??

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

  1. peeboo

    peeboo Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    fort bragg nc
    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 Songster

    Apr 16, 2008
    Southern Iowa
    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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