New! To hatch eggs naturally underneath a hen, you have to let her “go broody”. This simple nesting box offers a secure, low-stress area for broody hens (and other setting birds) to incubate eggs.
- Easy-to-clean metal construction
- Perforated sides for ventilation
- Two compartments for multiple hens
- Sloped top to reduce roosting
Unlike roll-out laying boxes, the BroodyBox™ does not have an integrated egg collection tray. Eggs stay in place once laid.
- Dimensions: 20"L x 18"W x16"H
- 1.5mm (thickness) galvanized steel construction
- 35mm (diameter) roosting perch
- Ventilated sides allow extra airflow and reduce condensation
Download assembly instructions above.
How to Use
- Hang for chickens, or place on the ground for heavier fowl (ducks).
- Add preferred bedding (straw, shavings, etc).
- No need to install a rollout tray, eggs stay in place even when hens shift position.
Can also be used as a nesting box.
- Use a flashlight or egg candler to look for embryo development between 8–10 days. Infertile eggs will appear clear and should be disposed of.
- Chicks should begin hatching around day 21. When chicks begin to pip—peck through their shell, do NOT try to help! Don’t worry if it takes the chick several hours to come out of their shell.
- Once dry, move the chicks to a poultry brooder, where they will spend the first few weeks of life.