Can 2 month of chicks snap a Broody Hen out of it?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Annie's Backyard Flock, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Annie's Backyard Flock

    Annie's Backyard Flock In the Brooder

    Have a Cuckoo Marans go broody for the first time. I have been pulling her off the nest all day long for quite some time. I was wondering if I put her with 2 month old chicks away from her buds, if that would help snap her out of it? Have read the other threads about isolation, etc but I don't have a place to remove her to. Any thoughts?
  2. groundpecker

    groundpecker Songster

    Jun 26, 2011
    Rison, Arkansas
    Isolation from the nest, is the only thing i can think of to break the broody hen. You can take her off the nest all you want, she will go back to it.
    Try building a smaller pen inside the one she is in now. Keep here there for a few days, then return her to the normal pen. If she still gets back on the nest. Repeat the process.

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