Why did broody hn move herself and her eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kala98, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Kala98

    Kala98 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys
    So I come home today and go out to check on my ladies and find my broody hen out of the nest of the coop floor with all her eggs under her. She has been sitting on 14 eggs for a week and all has been fine I set up a special nest box for her at ground level and she hasn't tried to move npbefore now. She crushed two eggs in the process and now I'm not sure what to do should I move her and the eggs back into the nest tonight or does anyone have any idea why she would move
    Thanks for the help
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Check the nest box for a mite infestation - she may have moved the eggs to get away from mites. Could the other hens be bothering her? If she is happy in her new spot, I would just leave her there. "Good luck.
     
  3. Kala98

    Kala98 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ye I have a suspicion one of her sisters might be annoying her so I might try separating her from the others
    Thanks for the help
     

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