Breaking a broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by harri, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. harri

    harri Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2011
    Rhode Island
    Hey gang. I have a hen that has gone broody. I left her alone thinking she would come out but it has been 3+ weeks now and I was wondering what I should do about her. This is my first broody. Do I let her go or try to break it?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. nanaluvsgps

    nanaluvsgps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2012
    I have a broody right now and she went broody on nothing. I will just take her off every hour or so (yes she will go straight back in, but it would anoy her) and in the after noon when all the other have laid i close off all the other nest boxes and lock her out side. took 7 days of this for her to be broken last time :D let the fun begin [​IMG]
  3. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    all i do with my broody's is lock them in a cage with no straw to nest it and she stays in there until shes not interested in nesting anymore

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