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broody hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sandy, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. Sandy

    Sandy New Egg

    Mar 11, 2007
    How do i stop my hens going broody I have 7 silkie hens with 2 cockerels 6 of the hens have gone broody anyone tell me how to stop them as i dont want chicks now
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Pluck the broody wanna be's off that nest as soon as you see them on it.
    I've also heard that putting them in a bare wire cage will stop the broodiness.
    It's a hormonal thing, so be prepared for the little darlings to become Rottweilers with feathers.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress


    You got that right!
  4. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Yep, I'd collect those eggs and keep throwing her off the nest till she/they get the idea. If you're not in a pinch to get them laying again, just collecting the eggs everyday will keep them from making babies.
  5. Redneckchick

    Redneckchick Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 30, 2007
    Coldwater , Ms
    :mad: And I only wish ONE of my Dominiques would GO Broody :mad: AARGh...Good luck with your prob abyhoo [​IMG]
  6. Sandy

    Sandy New Egg

    Mar 11, 2007
    Has anyone tried putting them in a cage and how long do they have to be in there
  7. marucci

    marucci Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 21, 2013
    I read to put frozen water bottles on the nest t

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