Broody? At 6 months?

mesopretty

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Jan 28, 2017
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Hi there first off we are new to having chickens we have a total of 4 three Buff and 1 Jersey they all were laying and now one has had all the signs of going broody from what I have researched she stays in the nesting box and doesn't want to come out I have been removing her daily so she will eat and drink but she goes right back in. So my question is what can I do for her? I have been thinking about maybe finding her a chick or two to help her get through this is that a good or bad idea? And would the chick and hen we call her "Hei Hei" stay in with the rest of the girls? Or do we need to remove them? Any advice is truly appreciated
 

Kiki

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It would be best to break her from being broody.
Wait until you have learned a bit more about chickens before you start hatching eggs.
IMO.
 

Reg

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I have 6 hens under a year old, One has gone broody how do i break her from being Broody ?
 

Kiki

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You can block the nest off.
You can put her in a wire bottom cage, elevated so air can pass under it, with food and water in the cage and leave her in it, with NO nest for a few days.
You can give her a cool bath. (her butt area)
 

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