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Broody Hen / pullet Help!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HaileysHenHouse, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. HaileysHenHouse

    HaileysHenHouse Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an almost 10 month old pullet (standered brahma) she laid for about a 4 days about a months ago and hasn't layed since what should I do?? Plus I know there good mothers even though she's not laying can I still try and make here broody?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    More important than trying to make her broody (which, btw, there are no truly reliable ways to do so) would be to look for the cause of her disruption in production. Had she just started laying when she laid for those four days or had she been laying and only laid four days into the month then stopped? Was there a change in her behavior, appetite, waste, appearance, etc at the time that she stopped laying? Were there any changes in your flock at that time?
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm sorry it's not possible to make a hen broody. It's mainly a hormonal thing. Are you sure she hasn't laid any eggs somewhere else, where you can't find them? Pullets sometimes do lay a few eggs and stop and can be erractic about starting up again. You can check out the "Chicken behaviors and egg laying ," thread
     
  4. HaileysHenHouse

    HaileysHenHouse Out Of The Brooder

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    She's a real home girl and it's so snowy out she won't leave! I don't really know.
     
  5. HaileysHenHouse

    HaileysHenHouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Nope she laid for the first time for about four days in a row then stopped I knew that would probably happen but for two months! She doesn't do anything really different.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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