Confinement contributing to going broody?

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

  1. DeadDogClub

    DeadDogClub Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    It will not cause her to go broody.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    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]
     

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