2 broody rir's

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Grant davis, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Grant davis

    Grant davis Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there , I have 2 broody rir chooks they about 1 year old. They layed eggs for about 4 mounths and for the last 2 they don't roost and just sit in there nesting box all day and all night and don't lay any eggs ... what can I do to get them back to normal laying chickens . I do take them out and they have a bit of a scratch around and then go back to the coop and just sit there till I let them back in. They don't seem to be eating much at all .... hope you can give me some advice please.
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  3. Grant davis

    Grant davis Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much I will give it a go !
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on Mountain Peeps advice. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your broody chooks.
    Cheers.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Mountain Peeps X2 You need to break them of their broodiness. They won't lay until they are not broody anymore. And sometimes they go into a molt after being broody. It can take a while after finishing up with being broody to get back to laying. So cage them, keep them out of the boxes and definitely no eggs to set on and hopefully they stop with being broody.

    Good luck and welcome to our flock!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck breaking your broodies!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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