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brooding hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gracey, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. gracey

    gracey Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 12, 2013
    I have 2 hens that keep on puffing up when I want to hold them (I' training them to be docile, long story) and they won't leave the nest. Also they won't lay any eggs. [​IMG]
  2. BorneHomestead

    BorneHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2013
    sounds like they are broody, if you want to break them of that try placing them in a wire bottom dog crate with food and water for a few days to help lower their body temperature. once you get them broke of being broody they should start laying eggs again.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    This. It usually takes 3-5 days to break a broody hen, and it can vary when they start laying again.

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