Broody In the winter

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by needler, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. needler

    needler Out Of The Brooder

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    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! [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You'll just need to put her in a wire bottomed cage by herself with food and water.
     

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