Broody hen wont eat or drink

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Vian, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. Vian

    Vian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2013
    How do i stop broody behavior? Ive never had a broody chicken, she's been like that for over a month and wont eat or drink unless i remove her from the nest box/coop, and even then she barely eats or drinks (i have food and water in the coop with her but she ignores it or the other hens eat it). What can i do? She has noticably lost weight and im worried im going to come out one morning and find her dead in the nest box.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Remove her from the nest site and lock her in a cage or coop away from her chosen site.
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  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls I'll be back after the new year. Premium Member Project Manager

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Raising said cage off the ground with zero nesting material will help too.
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