Broody hen.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bledsoe95, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. bledsoe95

    bledsoe95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody hen but the other hens wont let her brood, so what should i do?
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    If you have a dog kennel you could move her... and the eggs... and provide food and water in there.
     
  3. bledsoe95

    bledsoe95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have tried this and she doesnt stay on the eggs.
     
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    for how long and what's the temp there?
     
  5. bledsoe95

    bledsoe95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The temp. has stayed in the 30s, & she dont even give the eggs any attention when i move her.
     
  6. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a bit confused. Do you want her to be broody? And what do you mean when you say "the other hens won't let her?" If she is really and truly broody, not much will stop her. They can lose interest when moved, which may be what's happening in your case.
     
  7. bledsoe95

    bledsoe95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes i want her 2 be broody.& the other hens jump into the nest and start peckng at hr till she gets up.
     

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