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Broodies Galore!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newchickmom, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2007
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Out of 20 layers, I now have 4 broodies and 2 more that look like they are on their way.
    WHAT DO I DO??
    I keep taking them off the nests, but they get back on after I leave.
    Egg production is now down to less than a dozen a day!
  2. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2007
    middle Tennessee
    Buff Orpingtons are chronic setters at least mine are .
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    I've read putting a cold water bottle under them can help break their broodiness. Or you could try taking them outside and blocking off the nest boxes.

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