Broody Barred Rock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thegavulichs, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. thegavulichs

    thegavulichs In the Brooder

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    For about 3 days now I have noticed my hen constantly wants to be in the nesting box. I make sure to remove eggs once they are laid so she doesn’t hoard them. The next step I am probably going to be taking is putting her in a cage alone with just food and water. When putting her in the cage, is it ok to place the cage in the coop with the other chickens, or should she be removed and put somewhere else? If I do remove her from the rest of the flock, will they reject her when I put her back in a few days?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    You can use a broody buster in the coop as long as there is room.
     
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  3. thegavulichs

    thegavulichs In the Brooder

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    Thank you! Typically how long does it take to break this habit and if I don’t have enough room for it in the coop is it ok to place her in the broody buster somewhere else and then put her back with the flock or do I have to reintroduce her? I. Just worried about bullying since she will be gone for a few days.
     

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