Broody hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lillysmom, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Lillysmom

    Lillysmom Out Of The Brooder

    31
    5
    44
    Jul 23, 2015
    Midwest
    I have 6 orpingtons that are 1 year old. As soon as one gets over being broody, another one starts. Is this normal? I've tried putting them in a cage and it doesn't seem to help. Just wondering what I can do this to make it stop. Thanks!
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,615
    99
    118
    Sep 30, 2015
    Oskaloosa,Ia
    Broodieness is contagious so yeah it is normal. Can air circulate all around them ? if not then that could be why the cage is not working
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    21,646
    14,369
    736
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Your cage needs to not allow them to sit tight and heat up, some, just moving them, will stop them, others need a wire bottom off the ground as mentioned, so they can't heat up.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by