Tips for seperating Mom B4 hatch

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Super Admin, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Super Admin

    Super Admin Chirping

    Dec 26, 2006
    Hello all. I notice my brooding hen gets alot of flack from the rest of the gals while she is on her nest. Seems everyone wants "her" spot. Anyway, thinking of putting across a sort of screen as it gets closer to hatching time so the rest of the flock won't bother her and so the baby chicks won't just wander around the rest of the house. I was thinking some privacy for mom and chicks. Looking for some suggestions from others who have done this already. This is our FIRST hatch, about 14 days to go. Thanks!
  2. marytoast

    marytoast Songster

    Dec 31, 2008
    Carthage, NC
    I had the same problem. My broody was in a nest made of a cat litter box (One with a cover.) I had my DH build a pin the size 3X 5 and just picked up the whole nest and slid it in. That way I had room for the food and water for mom and chicks.
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I agree a pet carrier or litter box is an excellent idea.

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