Broody chicken!

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  1. jackie crawford

    jackie crawford Just Hatched

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    Please help! I have a broody hen and I have tried EVERYTHING! I had her in a raised cage for 2 days and she still wants to sit! I don't want to put her back in the cage[​IMG] Should she stay in for 3-4 days? Until she lays an egg? I've even tried bags of frozen veggies! Any advice would help! Thanks!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Why don't you want to put her back in the cage?

    What breed?
    If she's broody, she doesn't mind sitting in a cage. You have to let the cool air reach her bottom till the hormone cycle is broken.
    Depending on breed and if caught early enough, 2 days should be sufficient but if she's been broody for a while, it could take a week. Just make sure she has food and water in the cage.
    She won't lay eggs while she is broody. Laying ceases when a hen is broody. Normally, they would lay a clutch, stop laying, start setting and not lay again till the resulting chicks are weaned.
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. You have some great advice from CC - it may seem a little harsh, but in a few days she'll be back to her normal self.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  4. jackie crawford

    jackie crawford Just Hatched

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    Thanks! I guess back to the cage it is!
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Good call!
     
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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I'm still curious what breed this persistent hen is.
     

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