Broody Hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenlips1954, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. chickenlips1954

    chickenlips1954 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    Since it is getting late in the season (already cold in N. Idaho), I don't want to let my broody hens hatch anymore eggs. Is there any way to break them of their broodiness? I have a banty frizzle and banty ameracauna that have been sitting for a week and won't leave the nesting box unless I remove them and then they just return. anyway. On a side note, I did give the banty frizzle some eggs, due to hatch from yet another broody, and let her sit on them for 4 days til they hatched. At that time she had no interest in "mothering the chicks", so I gave the chicks back to their mama and returned the frizzle to her coop, thinking she would be done with sitting...wrong! Now what do I do? Any suggestions? I seem to have broody hens coming out my ears!!!

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