breaking up setting hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by qumumd, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. qumumd

    qumumd Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 11, 2007
    I have a couple hens wanting to set and I'm breaking them up. Have them isolated in another area. how long does it take to break them up?
  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    It probably depends on how determined the bird is.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yeah, depends on the bird. Some of those guys are so stubborn they'd starve themselves to death for chicks while wet in a open bottom wire cage while you're trying for months on end to break them. I usually give up and give the broody a chick.
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Yeah. I used to have one that lived in the nest. Just leave her alone - she's happy.

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