broody hen question...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Elly, May 12, 2009.

  1. Elly

    Elly Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 18, 2008
    I did a search on what to do with a broody hen and the most often given advice was placing the hen in a wire bottomed cage. If I don't have one of those can I just close off the nesting boxs after the one and only hen that ISN'T broody has laid her egg and force the other four hens outside...or will they just fine a place outside to sit !!! this is frustrating....will this broodyness go away on its own??

    thanks for all the help and advice
  2. kbadkins

    kbadkins Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 18, 2009
    Yorba Linda, Ca
    I had to break mine...
    she was wanting to sit and did so for about 4 days before I had to break her. I did not have to go the wire cage method as I think I was lucky...
    I took her out of the coop and did not let her have access to her nest for a whole day and let her roam my yard... and it worked !!!! I think she forgot all about what she was doing !! lol

    But... I do think I got lucky [​IMG]

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