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Can you stop a hen from going broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nittanyxi, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my hens (who is still laying) wants to spend all her time in the nest box. day and night. Is there any way to curb her of this habbit. none of the other chickens can use the egg box because she is using it all day.
     
  2. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I read that a surefire cure for a broody hen is to stick her in a cage with a rooster for a couple days. Have not needed to try that yet....
     
  3. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, no roosters here so can't try that.
     
  4. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Supposedly- I have not tried it, if you put them in a wire cage with no bottom, then they 'cool' the broody patch down and they stop with that nonsense. Mine gave it up on her own right after I bought the cage.
     

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