Breaking Broody Hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JuliaWesterbeek, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. JuliaWesterbeek

    JuliaWesterbeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a broody hen and I want to break her broodiness since she is sitting on nothing... I was wondering after I broke her broodiness if she will ever become broody again because if the eggs are fertile I'd love to have chicks
     
  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    I read that you can freez a water bottle and put it in the broody hens nest. Im not sure if it works or not.
     
  3. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It all depends on the hen. Some r naturally broody and other not so much. I have silkies that I break their broodiness and they go right back to it a month or so after. Then I had a rir and a leghorn that did it once last year and hasn't been broody since.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    A hen prone to broodiness will go broody again - no problem. I have a hen that lays for 2 weeks and then goes broody. I break her broodiness, and after a week she will begin laying (for 2 weeks) and the cycle continues. She does this all year round and it drives me nuts!
     

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