Broody Will She Still Lay

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  1. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If i have a broody hen will she still lay and if no how can I stop her from being broody how do I break this habbit?

    [​IMG] PS i am new to chickens
     
  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, she will stop laying until she is no longer broody. There are several ways to break her from being broody, but all hens are different, so you may have to try different options.

    1. Keep removing her from the nest box. When she goes back up, get her down again.
    2. Move the current nest box she sits on to another location.
    3. Put ice cubes or an ice pack under her in nest box.
    4. Make sure to collect eggs often so she is not sitting on any eggs.

    Good luck. It takes persistence, so keep at it.
     
  3. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks but if i move the nestbox will the others still use it?
     
  4. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know that silkies are practicly KNOWN for being broody are they always broody will they even lay 100 eggs a year what should i expect if i get one?
     

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