breaking a broody.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jimz1, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. jimz1

    jimz1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2010
    Coleman, Wi
    I've been reading a lot of these posts about breaking a hen from being broody. What happens if you want chicks from her down the road? Won't it be harder to get her to start setting again?One of our Australorps is fairly broody. She would sit all day, I think, if we let her. Next spring I would like to have hatch her own chicks.
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    That's a problem I've NEVER had. Usually, if you have to break them once, you can pretty much be sure you'll have to do it again......and again........and again. I have had a couple try, be broken from it, and never try again. But they weren't serious about setting and were easy to break. Your girl sounds like she is a serious setter. Good luck.

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