Broody hens in cold weather

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rochelleyates, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. rochelleyates

    rochelleyates New Egg

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    I've got 2 broody hens. The last time one went broody I just locked her out of the coop during the day and she snapped out of it after a week or so. This time it's winter and cold. Highs are in the upper teens. I feel bad locking the hens out of the coop, but what else can I do?
     
  2. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    Welcome to BYC! I'm assuming you don't want them to go broody. I would just put a large object in the boxes if I were you.

    HS Pye
     
  3. rochelleyates

    rochelleyates New Egg

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    I did that. They just found a corner and sat there (while getting pooped on from above)
     
  4. Crysta

    Crysta Out Of The Brooder

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