Broody Hen - More questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by vigario, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. vigario

    vigario In the Brooder

    Mar 28, 2011
    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.


  2. Jeevesrules

    Jeevesrules Songster

    May 5, 2011
    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!! [​IMG]

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