broody hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fam5r, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. fam5r

    fam5r Out Of The Brooder

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    Sep 4, 2011
    We have 15 hens that are 6 1/2 months old and most have started to lay however we already have a black jersey giant who just wants to sit even if there is no eggs under her. Will this be her usual routine for a while or forever? We push her out of the nest and she goes to the food dish eats then returns right back to the nest. Our hens consist of the black jerseys, golden laced wyandottes, speckled sussex and buff orpingtons, none of the others do this yet.
    thanks for any info you may have
     
  2. amillecay

    amillecay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 29, 2011
    She should go broody plenty of times after this, do you need to know how to break them?
     
  3. fam5r

    fam5r Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes we would like to know how to stop this behavior she is our first to ever do this
     
  4. amillecay

    amillecay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 29, 2011
    I see I remember my first broody, if you're not hatching eggs they can be a bit of a pain! I found this thread when I had my first broody and I found it to be very helpful https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/181289/how-to-break-a-broody-hen you can also search 'how to break a broody hen' on this website and you'll find some more threads but this one seemed the best :)
     

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