In the Brooder
- Jun 12, 2016
I have a 6 year old Buff Orpington that used to go broody once a year, but as she getting older, it's happening more often. In 2019, at 5 years old, she was broody 3 times! I can tell she is headed toward broody for the SECOND time already this year. Is this common? She is still in good, robust health and lays regularly, but I fear all these broody spells will really wear on her and that breaking her will be equally stressing. Up until now, my method for dealing with it has been to take her out of the nest box frequently for water/food/exercise breaks or to block her from getting to the nest boxes altogether (which really stresses her out). Suggestions?