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naturesparadise

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« on: March 24, 2008, 15:31 »
my favorite hen has gone broody i think she  has not layed an egg in two days

and sits on a nest of two old eggs she wont leave only for a quick feed

now here is why im worried she is in the greenhouse and there is noway i can protect her at night

if something should go after her  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008, 15:57 »
I would move her back with the others, or into a safe place, she will soon get over being broody if you remove the eggs and  stop her going into the greenhouse for a few days.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008, 16:00 »
easier said than done they have no hen house they roost in a tree

and i have no way to block the greenhouse off from her plus the last time i took all the eggs away

the ones that lay blue eggs no longer lay up at the greenhouse i dont know where they lay now

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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2008, 16:30 »
sorry,  :oops:  :oops: thought they went into a house at night, gosh not sure what you can do. Best of luck hopefully someone can come up with an idea.

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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2008, 16:40 »
If you go back over my posts, in the last few weeks I've succesfully moved several broodys to a place of safety and they've stayed broody and hatched eggs or are sitting eggs right now.

Put a box in a chicken shed and make a nest in it. Place a couple of eggs in the nest.
This evening after dark, pick up the hen and place it in the box on the eggs. Put a board flat up against the front of the box  so that the bird can't get off.
Tomorrow dinner time, quietely take the board down from infront of the nest box. leave the hen strictly alone in peace and quiet and she should start to sit the eggs in her new location.
That night, stick your hand under the broody and remove the eggs, at the same time, replacing them with the eggs that you want her to incubate and touch wood, the jobs a goodun as they say. :D

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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2008, 17:53 »
Is it your hen or the landlords NP  :?:
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2008, 18:15 »
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
Is it your hen or the landlords NP  :?:


landlords mine aint hatched yet  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2008, 19:14 »
she is 100% broody just been upto the greenhouse and there she is all alone sitting on them old eggs

so i have blocked her in as best i can hope she will be ok till tomoz

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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2008, 19:19 »
Doesn't the landlord take any care of them  :?:

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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2008, 19:22 »
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
Doesn't the landlord take any care of them  :?:


feeds them now and again  :roll:  i  took it upon myself to look after them

he is more of an impulse buyer  he sees it buys it and then leaves them to fend for them selves

he puts out some corn for them when his here but i would not say he looks after them not by my standards anyway

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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2008, 19:24 »
Quote from: "naturesparadise"
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
Doesn't the landlord take any care of them  :?:


feeds them now and again  :roll:  i  took it upon myself to look after them

he is more of an impulse buyer  he sees it buys it and then leaves them to fend for them selves

he puts out some corn for them when his here but i would not say he looks after them not by my standards anyway
Doesn't look after them my most peoples standards i think  :!:  :evil:
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2008, 20:16 »
Ooooh! You must keep her safe, doesn't the greenhouse have a door you can close up at night? If not, move her and the eggies somewhere safe..she'll be ok and at least she'll be safe!Is there no way that you can make a safe place or...charm someone with the skills to make a little henhouse...?  Please don't let foxy get her!  :(

Good luck!

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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2008, 20:21 »
she should be ok tonight tomoz ill be up there fixing the front as best i can then i can lock her in at night

and i have never seen a fox in 2 years of living here so fingers crossed

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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2008, 21:06 »
if i lived anywhere near you i would come round and build you a hen house :wink: sadly i dont  :cry:
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« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2008, 12:30 »
well i have done the best i can to protect her


she was ok all night



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