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Please help! I have a broody hen and I have tried EVERYTHING! I had her in a raised cage for 2 days and she still wants to sit! I don't want to put her back in the cageūüėě Should she stay in for 3-4 days? Until she lays an egg? I've even tried bags of frozen veggies! Any advice would help! Thanks!
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Why don't you want to put her back in the cage?

 

What breed?

If she's broody, she doesn't mind sitting in a cage. You have to let the cool air reach her bottom till the hormone cycle is broken.

Depending on breed and if caught early enough, 2 days should be sufficient but if she's been broody for a while, it could take a week. Just make sure she has food and water in the cage.

She won't lay eggs while she is broody. Laying ceases when a hen is broody. Normally, they would lay a clutch, stop laying, start setting and not lay again till the resulting chicks are weaned.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 6/1/16 at 6:21am

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.‚Ä̬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Mark Twain

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post #3 of 8

Hi and welcome to BYC. You have some great advice from CC - it may seem a little harsh, but in a few days she'll be back to her normal self.

 

Best wishes

CT

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post #4 of 8
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Thanks! I guess back to the cage it is!
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Thanks! I guess back to the cage it is!


Good call!

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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post #8 of 8

I'm still curious what breed this persistent hen is.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.‚Ä̬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Mark Twain

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Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.‚Ä̬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Mark Twain

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