troubled hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by s1s2gunter, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. s1s2gunter

    s1s2gunter Hatching

    Mar 28, 2011
    Have Rhode Islandred that cant seem to make her mind up on which nest she wants to set on. She has moved on 3 diff nest for some reason she will sit on a clutch of eggs for 7-10 days then she will move to another nest and do the same. What can I do? she is a agressive hen I can only get withen 6in of her and she becomes extremly protective of her nest so I make sure to stay away from her so not to bother her HELP....[​IMG]
  2. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Songster

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    Wait until night time and wear gloves and long sleeves. Pick her up out of the nest and move her, nest and eggs to an enclosure such as a small wire dog crate. Give her food and water and leave her be. Keep her locked in it until she is done and has chicks or is finished being broody. And, [​IMG]

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