Chicken Brooding Help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RachaelPul, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. RachaelPul

    RachaelPul New Egg

    Apr 7, 2012
    Hi, my Australorp is brooding at the moment and has been brooding for about 3 weeks now. I have tried to get her over it by placing her in a bucket of cool water but it's not working and now all her feathers on her belly area have fallen out. What should I do???
    I get her out of the coop and make her run around outside so she can eat and drink but after 5 mins or so she gets back in the coop...
    My other chickens that have brooded in the past have gotten over it after a week or so and there feather's never fell out. Need help?
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    Here's a thread on it so you get several opinions.

    Break a Broody Thread

    I have always had success with the raised cage method. Put her in a cage with a wire bottom for a few days, 3 or 4 is usually enough. Give her food and water but make sure she has nothing that looks like a nest, just a bare bottom.

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