Broody Hen - More questions

vigario

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
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If I just keep taking the eggs away from a broody hen will she stop being broody? Someone told me I had to do something (i.e. dunk her in water) as her breast gets hot and she has to sit on something.

Not sure what to do.

Thanks.

Mark
 

Jeevesrules

Songster
8 Years
May 5, 2011
184
2
101
Otley, Leeds, England
Taking her eggs away will usually not work. Just put her in a separate run for a few days (or weeks) until she stops, alternatively you can attempt to cool her down. You can place her in a cage suspended off the ground when it's windy or dunk her in ice water for a secondnoor two, after this separate her to see if she is broken, if she shows no intrest in the nest, you have broken her.

Good luck!!
 

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