Breaking up broodies?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by brooster, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    One of my Buff Orpingtons went broody and hatched 2 chicks. We took them away from her because it is too cold, and the other chickens (rooster)would of killed them. I broke up her nest, and threw her outside. She keeps going back to the nest and sits. i throw her outside and she willl be back on the nest. This morning when i went o go collect eggs, two hens were in the same nest box laying eggs [​IMG] and the dumb broody was sitting on thr roost staring and clucking at the two hens in the box. When i went out to collect eggs, again the stupid chicken was on the nest. [​IMG] how do i break this determined broody (other than culling [​IMG] )
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2007
  2. spottedtail

    spottedtail Songster

    Aug 5, 2007
    Put her in a wall-mounted cage that has a wire floor.
    With food and water.
    Three days should do it. If not, three more.

  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I read you put her on a nest box that is suspended from the ceiling so it can sway back and forth, and that would break them of it.

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