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 I Wanna Be A Cowboy 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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