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Broody Hen, no roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newchickmom, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. newchickmom

    newchickmom Songster

    Nov 8, 2007
    Lafayette, Indiana
    I hve a hen who has been brrody for about a week now. I keep taking her off the nest every time I go out there and it hasn't worked yet. She will just go eat and drink and after I leave, she gets back on the nest. I'm pretty sure she is never going to be able to hatch that golf ball. [​IMG]
    Any ideas?
  2. Ericasl

    Ericasl Songster

    Feb 21, 2008
    The Dalles OR
    Not that I have EVER had a broody hen:(. But by what I have read you need to cage her up so she cannot get to the nest. I think just a few days, and that should break her broody. Want to trade a non-broody for a broody:lol:.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2008

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