Chicken Forum banner

1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have 2 broody hens and decided I would let them hatch a small amount of eggs, A Silky and a Partridge Cochin Banty. The problem is they insist on hatching in the same little nest box and its a little higher than I would like, they are constantly steeling from each other! So I was wondering if any ideas on what I should do to be successful in letting them hatch some eggs? I have tried each girl in a lower nest and they abandon the eggs only to go up to the other nest and steel the eggs again from the other bird. what should I do?
Thanks for any and all help!
 

·
Hoosier Henster
Joined
·
25 Posts
Sounds like the nest box may be bit too large. If I understand, they are 'side by side'. May want to try reducing box size with spacer so one one bird can occupy. Optionally, a make shift divider might help. Keep us posted on progress!
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top