Can you prevent broodiness?

p2chick

In the Brooder
11 Years
Aug 16, 2008
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Are there little things to do to prevent my hens from going broody?
 

jacyjones

Songster
11 Years
Jun 9, 2008
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Aberystwyth, Wales
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!!
 

Poulets De Cajun

Crowing
11 Years
Jun 14, 2008
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Houston MetroMess, Texas
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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