broody bantam not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sherymaree, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. sherymaree

    sherymaree Chirping

    Aug 3, 2013
    She went broody on me before. I thought she was gone found her sitting on 10 eggs underneath a tree.. No roo so no chance of babies. She is now not laying eggs and staying in the coop. When I bring her out she eats drinks and goes back in. What should I do?
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    The broodiness is caused by a hormone. Eventually broodiness will pass and all will be back to normal. What do you want to do??? speed up the broodiness cycle. I have read threads of tricks that peeps tried and succeeded with to break the broodiness in like 4 days. Isolating in a wire cage with no nesting material was one that I read here on BYC , WISHING YOU BEST. [​IMG]
  3. DanEP

    DanEP Songster

    May 15, 2010
    Cadiz Ky
    To break a broody the wire cage works well just make sure it's elevated with no bedding so she gets a little breeze up her backside. The cooling down will cause a hormonal change and break her. I had one in the summer while it was hot that required a fan to cool her down. If she has no eggs to hatch breaking her would be best for her and you.

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