1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Confinement contributing to going broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DeadDogClub, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. DeadDogClub

    DeadDogClub Out Of The Brooder

    13
    0
    22
    May 15, 2014
    If I cage a hen in a reasonably sized kennel with food and water for 24-48 hours so I can identify the type of egg she is laying, will it contribute to or cause her to her go broody?

    I don't want to cause her stress, but even if she didn't produce, the egg the other hen laid could be better identified.

    I cannot tell the difference between the two and I really want/need to for breeding purposes.

    Thanks for your time!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    61,943
    3,609
    646
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It will not cause her to go broody.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    31,450
    3,459
    528
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    [​IMG]

    Never has for me. I've pulled hens to a similar enclosure to see who is laying, or what color egg a particular hen lays. I keep them there up to three days.

    I wish it would make them go broody. I'd have a hen in that cage every blessed day [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by