Broody hens

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

  1. Lillysmom

    Lillysmom Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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 Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    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.
     

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