Broody In the winter


In the Brooder
8 Years
Jun 14, 2011
Athol, Idaho
I have read several threads about how to break a broody hen. Well my problem is that I don't have a light place that I can stick her. Also if I lock her out of the coop I lock all the others out as well. I remove any eggs I find on a daily basis. I don't want her to try and hatch them out this time of year I'm afraid the little ones won't make it and I don't have a place to segregate her. So here is my questions after my rambling intro! How long will she stay this way, it has been since before Christmas? Will it hurt her to just stay broody if she never hatches any? I do see her out for a little while with the rest I think on a daily basis but that I can't say. She does have water in the coop but I really didn't want to leave food in there.

Thanks for any help!

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