Broody Jail

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sandra Verbreyt, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Ninjasquirrel

    Ninjasquirrel Crowing

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    I cant really tell from the picture but you need food and water in there if you dont have it
     
  2. aart

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    Think there are containers at the back.
     
  3. Sandra Verbreyt

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  4. Sandra Verbreyt

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    My broody girls now have food water and a 4x4 piece of wood to stand on. I also made a rain shield from plastic and pegs to keep them dry. The dog cage is raised off the ground on bricks. I will let them return to the coop tonight but if still broody I will return them to broody jail tomorrow. Please friends take a look and tell me if this is now ok for my girls to break their broodiness? ;)
     
  5. aart

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    Looks OK to me.
    Are they both in there....and have they calmed down?
     
  6. wamtazlady

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    @aart I had 3 nesting boxes, 2 broody hens taking up 2 boxes. The other 3 hens used the 3rd box.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I would think the broodies might try to use the 'un-cooled' nest(s)?
     
  8. wamtazlady

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    I would have thought that too and really expected it to happen.
     
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  9. Sandra Verbreyt

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    yes they calmed down and actually seem to like it ;)
     
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  10. Sandra Verbreyt

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    I feel so mean locking them in broody jail. They look sad . I hope their broodiness breaks real soon :(
     

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