1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Another thought.... will changing bedding break broodiness?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickiemom25, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Chickiemom25

    Chickiemom25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    335
    71
    151
    May 13, 2011
    North Alabama
    After our first rains this week, I discovered the bedding got a little wet in the boxes... I need to fix the leak. I use pine shavings so I pulled all the old stuff out, left one box empty so it dries better ( close to 80 here today so it should dry) before adding more, and refilled the box I find eggs in. Will fresh bedding deter dear Emilio from brooding?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    39,645
    1,174
    516
    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    If they are serious about it - no. If they are on the verge and thinking about being serious - maybe, but maybe not. Brooding is a hormonal change, but some hens do seem to be more easily discouraged, though it hasn't happened to me.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by