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Broody hens

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I have 6 orpingtons that are 1 year old. As soon as one gets over being broody, another one starts. Is this normal? I've tried putting them in a cage and it doesn't seem to help. Just wondering what I can do this to make it stop. Thanks!
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Broodieness is contagious so yeah it is normal. Can air circulate all around them ? if not then that could be why the cage is not working

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Your cage needs to not allow them to sit tight and heat up, some, just moving them, will stop them, others need a wire bottom off the ground as mentioned, so they can't heat up.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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