Young Hens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CC1988, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. CC1988

    CC1988 New Egg

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    Hello, I just got a rooster and 4 hens 9 days ago. They seem to be doing really well as I've spent a lot of time on their coop before getting them.They lay regularly even on cold and Grey days. I think they are still young though. They lay their eggs on the strangest places. They are not broody yet but expect them to become sooner than later. My question being can I move a nest and the hen to a more appropriate place?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Congratulations on getting your chicken adventures started :clap
    I successfully moved a broody hen to a new nest where she could get on with brooding in peace away from the others flock members. Some successfully raise their chicks within the flock. Here are some threads on broody hens that I'm sure you will find helpful ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=Broody+hens+#

    Good luck for the future and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! YC gave you a great link. Best wishes to you!
     
  4. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens!! I hope you enjoy it and the camaraderie here and everybody that goes nuts over chickens (me being one of them....) Have fun! And ask questions!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the BYC flock. Do you have breeds with strong broody genes?
     
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you. Whether or not they brood depends on whether they are broody breeds. Some breeds will brood frequently, while others may never brood. As for encouraging them to lay in their nests, you can try locking them in the coop for a few days.
     

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