Breaking Broody Hens

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

  1. JuliaWesterbeek

    JuliaWesterbeek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 17, 2016
    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

    Jul 24, 2016
    Surrounded by the Amish
    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

    Nov 1, 2015
    New hampahire
    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 Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    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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