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Broody hen question!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2DogsCoop, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. 2DogsCoop

    2DogsCoop Songster

    Mar 16, 2011
    Naples, FL
    I have a broody hen that is sitting on eggs from my other chickens. My question is when a hen goes broody does she stop laying eggs and can I break of sitting on the eggs? We do not have a rooster so sitting on the infertile eggs obviously seems useless to me. Thanks,

  2. M.sue

    M.sue Songster

    May 29, 2011
    Yes a broody hen will stop laying and there are different techniques to use to break her of this. I've read several, search the site, answers are there. Someone with more experience may reply, my chicks aren't laying yet and I've never had to deal with this YET!!! [​IMG]
  3. 12304

    12304 In the Brooder

    Jun 28, 2011
    to break her of it you must keep her in a seperate cage(small dog cage must be small and uncomfortible) keep her in the cage for 2 day with food and water it will break her of it:)

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