So, can we just pick the broody up?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sparkles2307, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    We recently lost 2 clutches of half-baked eggs to a skunk. One of the girls went broody again this weekend on just a few eggs. She's int he same spot that the skunk hit before. Can we just pick her up and move the whole nest into a safe place or will she freak out and break the eggs? Shes a crab, she broke one yesterday flapping her wings at me. I thought Cayuga's were supposed to be nice!?
  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    Try moving her at night when she is asleep. Doing anything to chickens/ducks that they don't normally want done (dusting, moving, mite inspection, etc) is ALWAYS easier when they are sleepy.
  3. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    OK thanks!

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