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2 broodies on one nest...how to seperate?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spish, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    i have a broody whos been sitting for 2 1/2 weeks, so her eggs will be nearing hatching the end of this week....anyhow every day for the last 8-10 days a silkie has been laying in the same nest, but ive been removing her eggs....but the silkie has decided the nest is hers and scooted in next to the other hen. i pick her up and lock her out but next time i take a peek shes back in there.
    im worried if i let her sit shes gonna steal the chicks as they hatch or start fighting with big momma....


    how do i break a broody silkie?

    i even tried moving her to another nesting box with 'warm' eggs..but nope, she wants this nest [​IMG]
    i tried the wirecage for 2 days and thought i broke her broodyness, the next day i found her back in the nest [​IMG]



    argh!
     
  2. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    Send her to me. I want a broody hen.
     
  3. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep her in her broody cage for a couple more days.


    -Shannon [​IMG]
     

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