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post #21 of 27
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Being broody is contagious and will often cause others to become broody and others to slow on production. Break your broodies ASAP or expect a halt in laying.


How do I break it?

post #22 of 27
Some will break by being relocated and penned elsewhere so they can't get to their chosen spot, others need a wire bottom crate a few inches off the ground. I've also have penned them on plain unbedded concrete.

You need to keep the hen from sitting down tight to heat herself up, which keeps her in the broody state which is hormonal. Most will break after 3 days, the longer they are broody the longer it takes, up to 5 days is the worse I've dealt with.

You can tell they are broke because they stop puffing up and making that cluck cluck noise. Provide feed and water and don't feel bad, they will be happy again in a few days.
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post #23 of 27
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Some will break by being relocated and penned elsewhere so they can't get to their chosen spot, others need a wire bottom crate a few inches off the ground. I've also have penned them on plain unbedded concrete.

You need to keep the hen from sitting down tight to heat herself up, which keeps her in the broody state which is hormonal. Most will break after 3 days, the longer they are broody the longer it takes, up to 5 days is the worse I've dealt with.

You can tell they are broke because they stop puffing up and making that cluck cluck noise. Provide feed and water and don't feel bad, they will be happy again in a few days.


I have a large wire dog crate, can I just put it in the coop? Or should I put her in the garage? I am afraid she will get cold.

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How do I break it?

You can take her out of the nestbox every time you see her in there, but that could take a while. That's what I did because I didn't have a separate place to put my hen.

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post #25 of 27
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You can take her out of the nestbox every time you see her in there, but that could take a while. That's what I did because I didn't have a separate place to put my hen.


I can try that for the time being.

post #26 of 27
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They are running around outside, so I temporarily locked them all out of the coop. They weren't happy at first, but they are walking around.

post #27 of 27
You will have to make sure they aren't setting straight for three days, especially at night.
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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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