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 Post subject: Moving eggs
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:19 pm 
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Hi I thought I had lost one of my free range chickens as she did not return to her roost. However after 3 days I found her on a clutch of eggs that had been laid in an old compost bin.

What I would like to know would it be safe to move her and the eggs to a safer place? because I am worried about predators getting her.

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 Post subject: Re: Moving eggs
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:04 pm 
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Hi Lee,

Yes it is most definitely safe to move her & the eggs.

I ave done it several times vey successfully.

Best time to do it is just after dark sets.

That way she has all night to sit and sleep & get comfortable again.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:28 am 
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Yep I agree and if possible put her and the eggs in a small cage that will help her to focus on the eggs gluck.gif


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I moved a pekin hen from the shed to a cage and yep no troubles and yes she went into a guinea pig cage and that was perfect for her and the chicks when they hatched 3 weeks latter


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 Post subject: Re: Moving eggs
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:03 am 
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Thank you for all your replies, I moved her from the compost bin to a cage and there was a bit of flapping around and squawking, but soon as she realised her eggs were there under cover and in a nest I built for them, she settled back in happily. Will let you know when I have chicks.

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congt334 another sucess story woohoo4


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Good to read it went well woohoo4


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How small a cage is best for a broody bantam mum and 10 eggs?


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 Post subject: Re: Moving eggs
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I think a guinea pig cage is idea but not sure the dimensions

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andrewschookz wrote:
I think a guinea pig cage is idea but not sure the dimensions

i_like1 its what I use

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