Broody frizzle

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by amberkay, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. amberkay

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    My frizzle has been broody for 5 days now. She lays on other hens eggs. I collect them everyday, hoping she will snap out of it. Should I let her attempt to hatch some eggs? We do have a rooster BTW.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    If you want chicks, go for it.
    Make sure you mark all the eggs under her so you can remove any that are added during incubation.
     
  3. Animal lover342

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    If you want to have more chicks then go right ahead :) she would probably enjoy hatching some eggs.
     
  4. amberkay

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    Thanks! I did mark the eggs...this should be interesting! :)
     
  5. amberkay

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    One more question....about how long until she stops being broody?
     
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    Now that can be tricky because sometime they can go broody for a month or just a couple weeks even when they are sitting on eggs . So it's hard to tell how long she'll be broody. I had a chicken who went broody so I let her lay on some eggs but she stoped being broody a week and half later.
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

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    It does vary but more experienced broody hens seem to stick it out.

    Whenever one doesn't want them to hatch chicks it is best to break the broodiness right away.
     
  8. amberkay

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    How do you "break" the broodiness?
     
  9. Animal lover342

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    Just keep taking the eggs away and she will eventually stop being broody
     
  10. ChickenCanoe

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    Actually the best way to break a broody is to put them in a wire bottom cage with a little food and water for a few days.
    The object is to cool their bottom. I've even resorted to putting ice in the nest.
     

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