Broody hen wont eat or drink

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  1. Vian

    Vian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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 Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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    Raising said cage off the ground with zero nesting material will help too.
     
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