Tried to move my broodies tonight...partial success!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nuttyredhead, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    So i have 2 dog crates (med size) that i was planning on moving my broodies into, to keep the rest of the chickens from laying in their nests. The Silkie was fine, she fretted for a moment but settles down on her eggs. The D'uccle was a totally different story. She went nuts!!! Running back in forth in the crate, squacking up a storm! I showed her the eggs, she steppeddright over them. After about 10 minutes i opened the crate. She ran right to the nest she had been in, almost in a panic! So i put her eggs back, she settled right back on them. Looked at me as if to say, I can take care of my babies just fine out here!!!!

    Anyone else have a similar story?
  2. 14 chickens & counting

    14 chickens & counting Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2011
    Buena Vista, GA
    Quote:[​IMG] Cute of the D'uccle to do that! Haven't had the experience but funny story!

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