Broody pullet

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mkkulp, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. mkkulp

    mkkulp Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a pullet ~ FIESTY little Leghorn/Welsummer cross she has been laying pullet size eggs for about 3 to 3.5 weeks and she is getting really possessive of all the eggs laid by the other hens . . . How can you stop this broodiness? . . . we have no rooster and I need no more chickens, I am at capacity.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    She needs to be "broken": of her broodiness. Remove her from the coop and put her in a cage with a suspended wire bottom. Give her her usual food and water - she will hate it but it will work.
     
  3. mkkulp

    mkkulp Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I will try that, I have recently caught her picking feathers from the other hens and am now finding the one nesting box lined with feathers, most appear to be her white ones, so I have been removing them and replacing with shavings or straw.

    How long should I keep her confined?
     

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