brooding hens

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

  1. gracey

    gracey Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    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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