broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by madison123, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. madison123

    madison123 Out Of The Brooder

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    one of my chickens is really wanting to sit, what do i do? [​IMG]
     
  2. heatherkh

    heatherkh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're sure she's broody and you want to break her broody ways, you can either isolate her in a wire-bottomed pen/cage with no nest (but with appropriate food/water) for a few days, or dunk her bottom in some cold water. We have an old rabbit hutch that worked as our broody-breaker recently.

    I'm assuming since she's broody she isn't laying, correct?

    Alternately, you can give her some fertile eggs to lay on, but as winter is closing in - depending on your location and climate - that might not be the best idea.

    Also, use the search function to read about how other BYC-ers deal with their broody hens.
     
  3. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give her some eggs to sit on. I'm just waiting one to do that here.
     
  4. madison123

    madison123 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks
     
  5. AnimalLady123

    AnimalLady123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How's the eggs/broody hen going? Any chicks?
     

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