Broody? What to do?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by horsefeathers09, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. horsefeathers09

    horsefeathers09 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that has been in the coop sitting in the corner for two weeks now. She hasn't laid an egg during that time either. The chicken yard has shade and a small pond area for them to cool off during this heat - but this is Phoenix and it's 110+ in that coop during the day. I would close the door to the coop but the others go in there at sometime to lay. Worried about her, can somebody tell me what to do?
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:Try to do a search in the search box above on "broody" and you should find lots of info on this subject. I've read in my travels on BYC that it helps to put them in a wire-bottomed cage (like a rabbit hutch or bird cage) to get cool air circulating under them to break their broodiness.

    Your concern for her in those temperatures are valid and I would think that getting her someplace cooler than a nest box would be a life-or-death proposition for her.

    Good luck!
     
  3. horsefeathers09

    horsefeathers09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you - I removed the board covering chicken wire on bottom of coop and she is out eating. Yay! You are my hero!
     

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