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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by madison123, Oct 10, 2011.
one of my chickens is really wanting to sit, what do i do?
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.
Give her some eggs to sit on. I'm just waiting one to do that here.
How's the eggs/broody hen going? Any chicks?