The new nesting boxes and *crosses fingers* my first broody.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Scottingitup, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Scottingitup

    Scottingitup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have been waiting impatiently for my girls to start brooding, I guess the first nest boxes I built were too small. I upgraded them last weekend.

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    The boxes are 2x2 feet and the roof is 26"x36" on each. I moved all their eggs to the new boxes last Sunday. All the nests now look like this, so I am hoping for lots of poults soon.

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    I can't confirm 100% yet but I do believe a hen actually spent the night in a box last night. If she is still sitting when I get home from work then I will have my first broody! [​IMG]
     
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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Very nice! My husband built my nesting boxes. I have chickens. Well, he built them the same sizes as yours, only they're inside my hen house. So they're really big for chickens. haha Anyhow, I had a pair of turkeys, and since the boxes were so huge, the turkey hen layed her eggs right in with the chicken eggs. I got a kick out of that.

    Take care and good luck! Hope you get lots of poults!

    Sharon
     
  3. DCasper

    DCasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations and good luck. It looks like it is just a waiting game for you now.
     
  4. Scottingitup

    Scottingitup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has been sitting since Wednesday night! [​IMG]
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    They are adorable !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :love

    You did a fabulous job. :thumbsup


    I am soooooooooooo happy for you AND your girls! Good luck. :weee
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Oh congratulations! She's a beautiful hen!
     
  7. Scottingitup

    Scottingitup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well she may be beautiful, but she was greedy and/or a little confused. She kept switching nests and killed off the first batch of eggs she was setting on.

    She is now in momma jail. Setting on 15+ eggs.

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    So now we are off for round two! Hopefully she will do better this time. (I added a feeder and water after this picture was taken)
     

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