Broody hens won't come out of their box

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jayjay, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. jayjay

    jayjay Chirping

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    Hi all,

    2 of my Speckled Maran have decided to get broody. I have taken their eggs but they still sit there. Not sure how to solve this problem. They have been in the box for 3 days now and it does not seem to matter what i do. I have placed them outside but they go back in eggs or no eggs. I am wondering if anyone has any ideas how to stop them being broody.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  3. greymane

    greymane Songster

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    You do it the same way to get your wife / gf to change her mind. [​IMG]

    I don't know if you can really "break" broody, but I am sure lots of people will have other opinions.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Put both birds in seperate cages away from the rest of your birds for 1 week. Provide them with feed and water. If that doesnt work, repeat for another week.
     
  5. weimarmama

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    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
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  8. 4-H chicken mom

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good luck. :thumbsup
     
  9. jayjay

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    Thank you i will try it. Someone told me to to dunk them in water but i didn't really think that would do any good. I will seperate them as you suggested.
    Jay
     

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