Broody Buff Orpington

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Terry52hunting, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Terry52hunting

    Terry52hunting Out Of The Brooder

    May 9, 2009
    I have a broody buff that is just 7 mo. old. I dont want any chicks now, how do I break her up. she is very persistant
  2. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    All I can say is good luck. I have one too. I even tried giving her some eggs to hatch, none were good. The silkie roo is a little small to his his mark. I have tried taking her off the nest and taking her far from the coop into the yard. 10 minuites tops she is back in the coop, I tried sticking her feet into cold water, and even running cool water over her belly nothing has worked.
  3. Marbleheader

    Marbleheader Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2009
    Marblehead, MA
    People say to break a broody hen, put her in a cage, by herself, with food and water, but NO NEST, for a couple of days.
  4. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    Quote:I have used a rabbit cage suspended from the ceiling so her but could get some cooling off time. [​IMG]

    I always like to encourage a broody when at all possible....
  5. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

    Sep 12, 2009
    Nor Cal
    Quote:I was told this too but that it was important to have a wire bottom and to hang the cage or elevate it. They claim the gals don't like the air on their bottoms and a couple of trips to the cage and their broken of trying to brood. Don't know if it's true. I have a Buff Orp that is almost 7 months old and is getting very broody and that's what they told me to do. BTW sometimes, after I knock her off of the nest, she will find one of my banties and try to mother the banty by putting her wing over them and pulling them close. It is hilarious to watch since the banties are older than her.

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