broody chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by beau53, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. beau53

    beau53 New Egg

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    Hi all new this year to chickens , they started laying but one has gone broody she pecks me when i go near the nesting box ....

    have taken the box out but she found the box in the shed and jumped back in , she has stopped laying , but when the other chicken lays she jumps on her egg..

    any ideas what to do ??? asked the guy we got them from he said to get fertile eggs for her to sit on ..

    As we really dont want lots more chickens this is not a option .......

    Thanks from Sydney Australia [​IMG]
     
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Get a cage with a wire bottom, put her in there for a few days with food and water, and the drafts on her bare bottom should break the broody!
     

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