Broody hen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mollypotts, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. mollypotts

    mollypotts Hatching

    Aug 28, 2011
    Hi, I am new to the BYC forum, but have been visiting for about a year. Presently, I have 6 pullets, 4 EEs and 2 Buff Orpington(at 20 weeks) But my question is with one of my EEs who was laying nice eggs for about a month(she is seven months) and now she has been broody for 2 weeks. I thought this was kind of young to be broody but does anybody have any suggestions to stop her brooding? I read about the wire cage method and wonder if should try this.
  2. Hi, and welcome to BYC! I have not had this problem but have read so much about it that I can pretty confidently say the wire cage method, especially the swinging wire cage, seems to work the best. I've heard of dipping their bottoms in ice water (Ugh!). If it was me I'd go for the wire cage! [​IMG]
  3. I have one hen nothing seemed to work but time!

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    Welcome to BYC. Put her in a cage away from the others where they cant see each other for 1 week. Provide feed and fresh water for her. If one week isnt enough, increase isolation to 2 weeks.
  5. feather and mountain man

    feather and mountain man Corn fed Indiana farmgirl

    Jan 17, 2010

    Hello from Indiana

    I know someone here will be able to answer your question. [​IMG]
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    [​IMG] from Kansas, mollypotts! [​IMG] Glad you joined the site. Best of luck with that broody hen and have fun on BYC! [​IMG]
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good luck with your broody. [​IMG]
  9. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!!
  10. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt


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