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Confinement contributing to going broody?

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If I cage a hen in a reasonably sized kennel with food and water for 24-48 hours so I can identify the type of egg she is laying, will it contribute to or cause her to her go broody?

I don't want to cause her stress, but even if she didn't produce, the egg the other hen laid could be better identified.

I cannot tell the difference between the two and I really want/need to for breeding purposes.

Thanks for your time!
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It will not cause her to go broody.

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:welcome

 

Never has for me. I've pulled hens to a similar enclosure to see who is laying, or what color egg a particular hen lays. I keep them there up to three days. 

 

I wish it would make them go broody. I'd have a hen in that cage every blessed day :lol: 

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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