broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jools22, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. jools22

    jools22 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have got a broody chicken. She is the one the others always pick on. What do i have to do to stop this. Also just got 2 new pullets in a different pen. Could that have anything to do with it or is it that i didnt get the eggs for a few days?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    The new pullets and the non-gathering of eggs has nothing to do with it. (But if you have a roo, you might want to discard the eggs as you don't want to be frying up 2-3 day old embryos.)

    With pullets & hens, it's all hormonal.

    Keep her outside away from the nest box for a few days to try and break her, then she should start laying again in 2 to 3 weeks.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2009

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