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Broody hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MikeTheGardener, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. MikeTheGardener

    MikeTheGardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of weeks ago I asked for advice on breaking the habits of a broody hen. I received a lot of great advice, so thank you all. In the end we went with the "get the eggs as soon as possible" method.

    As soon as we saw eggs in the nesting boxes we hurried in there to take them out. It took awhile of doing this but I am happy to say that the broody hen, is broody no more.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Good job! [​IMG]
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Great! Congrats!

    Did you toss her out of the nest when you got the eggs?
     
  4. John Roth

    John Roth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just remember, the hen can still go broody in a couple weeks again. And so on in the following years
     
  5. MikeTheGardener

    MikeTheGardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sort of ... I would pick her up and move her out of the coop
     
  6. MikeTheGardener

    MikeTheGardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As I found out last week ... same hen, same issue .. we resolved it the same way
     

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