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BO wanting to set??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Scooper, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Scooper

    Scooper Hatching

    Feb 13, 2013
    We have five girls, one of which is wanting to set. We do not have a rooster. I am currently getting the eggs out from under her every day. I was told to put fake eggs under her. If so for how long should she lay?

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    She won't lay again until she decides to stop being broody. Some hens will set for months - to the point that they become debilitated. To break her broodiness there are many techniques. The very simplest is to lock her in an area away from her nest site until she stops being 'clucky'. This will take a matter of days or weeks not hours. [​IMG]

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