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3 Broody Hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Denzel09uk, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Denzel09uk

    Denzel09uk Hatching

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    Hi

    3 of my Bantam hens went mad about 3 weeks ago laying at least 4 or 5 a day between them. Now they have completely stopped.

    Im assuming they have gone broody, as all 3 continue to sit in the nesting box all day. Im locking them out during the day at the moment.

    I have also brought one in overnight to see if that will break the broodiness.

    They are about 9 months old. 2 of them share a box even though there is a spare one. Quite cute.

    I think im doing the right thing. Let me know if I am not.

    Denz
     

  2. chookhead

    chookhead Songster

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    The quickest way to break broody is dip their rump in cool water and their head aswell. Then.isolate into a cage with no.bedding and wire bottom this should break them.also make sure she has plenty of water and food
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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