Trying to move broodies into new coop

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NoseyChickens, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    I have three broodies that i want to seperate from the rest of the flock. I took them out of the main coop and put them into one of my new small breeder/broody coops. I want to keep them away from the main flock so that I can set some eggs under them next week.

    I got the new coop all set up with fresh bedding, food and water and transfered them into it. One of them settled right in and is as happy as can be. The other two got up and left the coop.

    Any advice on how to get them to settle into their new home in time for the eggs I am expecting next week? I am assuming if I keep them in there over night they should settle in alright, but just thought I would ask for some thoughts to make it easy on them.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You might have to lock them in there for a day or two before they accept the new coop or nests. You are doing it the right way by moving them before you give them eggs, though.

    Good luck.
     

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