Chicken Jail - Day 1 of 3

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tflowers, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. tflowers

    tflowers Out Of The Brooder

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    My 6month old pullet has gone broody on me. Ive read the best way to breAk her broodiness is by keeping her out of the nesting area and coop for 3 days.

    Has anyone ever have to deal with a broody hen?
    What did you do to get her to snap out of it?

    I know i am driving her mad as much as she is driving me[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    In all my years of Chickens I never heard of a 6 month old broody hen....Sorry.
    I think she likes the nest boxes and the eggs...Sounds more right than gone broody.
    Put on gloves if needed and pull her out. Collect the eggs and keep on doing it.
     
  3. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    What works for me is to put her in a wire cage for a few days, off of the ground so she can cool off. (I have a wire dog kennel I put up on 4x4's) I sometimes dunk her in a bucket of cool water first because bringing the body temperature down really helps.

    If your pullet just lays down outside of the nest box, her belly will stay warm and she'll stay broody.
     
  4. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Slip ten or so ice cubes under her while taking the eggs out.
     
  5. tflowers

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    She just started laying at may 21st, maline breed. Unless of course the original owner didnt give me the correct age
     
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    Thats exactly what i did, i have a small dog kennel with food and water supplied. Should i keep her in there over night as well?
     
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    I havent tried the ice cube in the nest. She was bullying the other girls from coming in the coop. So ive been removing her every chance i get. Quickly realizing it was a losing battle [​IMG]
    She hasnt laid an egg in two days [​IMG]
     
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    Every time i pull her out - she hops right back in.
     
  9. FridayYet

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    Yes, if it is in a safe place. Or you can put her in the coop on the roosts just after dark, then back in the cage really early before she gets back into the nest box. Always takes mine at least 2 full days.
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Not Broody..Hiding for a reason..
     

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