Broody sex link

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Strange_Screams, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Strange_Screams

    Strange_Screams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I have this year old black sex link, who I initially just thought was acting weird. Of course its a production strain that has gone broody and me with no rooster.

    So what are the pros and cons of the different methods of breaking the broody or utilizing it?

    Just kicking her out of the nest every day hasn't worked, I did find one method that seems really logical here:
    Sunny Side Up's breaking Broody Method

    I'm also considering either placing day old chicks under her or hatching eggs.

    What successes and failures with these methods and others have ya'll had?
     
  2. Strange_Screams

    Strange_Screams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suppose I never get any answers because I always post in the wrong thread, lol. This should be in egglaying and behaviors.
     
  3. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have both used day olds and fertile eggs. If she is serious, either should work. One thing is the time of year. In the north here, it's getting late to hatch. If you are in the south, go for it. To break a broody, separate them in an area where there is no place for them to snuggle down and be comfy and keep lots of air moving under them.
     
  4. Strange_Screams

    Strange_Screams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Texas, last year was our coldest year ever and the only reason I needed a heat lamp was to keep the water defrosted. She is one of my best layers, I need her around, but as usual I don't mind a couple more babies. *grin*
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I had a hatchery Black Star go broody 2 years ago. I didnt have a rooster at the time so I had to break her. I put her in a cage with feed and water for a week in the garage and that broke her broodiness.
     
  6. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have Red Sex-Links and had one go broody just last week. We just picked up the eggs several times a day while putting her off the nest. Only took about 3 days and she got the idea. [​IMG]
     

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