Can you prevent broodiness?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by p2chick, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. p2chick

    p2chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Are there little things to do to prevent my hens from going broody?
     
  2. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if anyone will have any tips for you. I never know until one is broody and then I have to try and get her out of it as quickly as possible!!
     
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    When one of my Silkies goes broody I break her by putting her in a wire bottom cage, works every time.

    Feathersite has a good article on breaking broodiness also. You should read it, its very informative.
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKBroody.html

    But basically, get them up off the ground at the first sign of broodiness and put them in a wire bottom cage so that they get air underneath them. It should break them in a day or two.
     
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