Broody hens and water dunking?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by brightonchicks, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. brightonchicks

    brightonchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of breaking a broody hen by dunking them in cool water up to the neck, does this method work?
     
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    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you heading into cold weather? You don't want a wet bird in cooler weather.
     
  3. brightonchicks

    brightonchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's nice here right now, but I didn't know if this worked for broody hens or not. Do you know if it works?
     
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    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Haven't done it myself, never needed to. We just separate them from the nest box for about 3 days and that has always worked.
     
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    brightonchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
     
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    Primo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have done it several times and it has never worked
     
  7. brightonchicks

    brightonchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for letting me know.
     

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