broody hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maska1980, May 18, 2016.

  1. maska1980

    maska1980 New Egg

    May 18, 2016
    I have a 13 month old red rock hen who has decided shes not leaving the nest. as a result, the other girls will not come in the coop to lay. they have a huge area to roam and therefore we are literally having a daily egg hunt! We do not have a rooster and i take the egg she lays away immediately. i shoo her out to poop and take the food and water away during the day. I have tried laying a piece of wood in the nesting box and she just sits on the wood. Any suggestions?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    You will need to remove her and put her in a wire bottom pen elevated off the ground, you can use bricks or boards, for 3-5 days with food and water. Set her up somewhere safe.

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