Broody Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Herweyer 5, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. Herweyer 5

    Herweyer 5 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 15, 2014
    One of my hens just started showing sings of being broody is there anything you can do? Will it spread? thanks
  2. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 29, 2012
    Tyro-Lexington, NC
    It isn't a disease but some other hens might take her lead if they're inclined to go broody. If you want to break her you can either just continue to take eggs away from her until she gives up or put her in a separate crate with no nesting material. The air under her tends to help.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2015

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