Originally Posted by cathy d
yes in 48 hours she would be close to death if not dead so I can give you a scenario what happened with a pet dog of ours and I know, it's not a chicken, but our dog she was going into heat and then when she was out of heat she would go through a so-called nesting stage for 3 more weeks and she collected toy animals and other things and she would Nest with them. I can't say for your he but it could be a hormonal thing with he. I don't know. I feel sad for her and for you not able to help her God bless you and I hope it works out
Yes, broodiness is totally controlled by hormones.
Originally Posted by MStack
Thank you so much!!
You're welcome! I forgot to say, if you don't want her to hatch chicks, it'll be easier on her and you if you break her since being broody is hard on a hen and there's no point to it if she's not going to hatch. You can put her in a wire-bottomed crate for 48 hours with food and water and then let her out. If that doesn't work and she goes back to the nest, back in the crate for another couple of days.