Broody nest fouling

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Broody nest fouling

Post by coxstool » 08 Sep 2016, 20:26

Obviously my first time broody has not been reading up on the rules. She doesn't appear to understand that she has to leave the nest to poop. I take it that this could be a major issue, she's three days in on her fertile clutch. Any advice ?

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Re: Broody nest fouling

Post by CP » 11 Sep 2016, 10:27

Only thing I can think of is to remove her off the nest at least once a day to see if she gets the message.
I hope she does because broody poop is VERY big & stinky!

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Re: Broody nest fouling

Post by laffinfowl » 12 Sep 2016, 11:48

Feeding only wheat rather than pellets while the hen is sitting should keep droppings from getting to messy.
Normally lifting the bird out once daily to poo is enough,i used to close the broody coop while the hen is out for10 minutes to give her tome to do her business.
Just don,t forget to reopen it as i did a few times sometimes for up to an hour but with no ill effects to the hatch.

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Broody nest fouling

Post by Michaelpirty » 26 Jun 2018, 12:31

One of my light sussex has gone broody after only coming into lay in November

Shes sitting hard in one of the nest boxes, ive chucked her out but shes not for giving up.

she is coming out to eat so im thinking of putting a few of the eggs back under her and keeping fingers crossed
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Re: Broody nest fouling

Post by kated » 27 Jun 2018, 17:09

Great idea - what will you do with the spare cockerels that you hatch? Just saw someone trying to offload a batch at a house clearance auction. So sad.

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