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Crazy Boody Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mamatomany, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. mamatomany

    mamatomany In the Brooder

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    I have one hen who sits on everyones eggs, smashes them and she is always sticky and loosing all her feathers on her underside. Besides, killing her, is there any other way to make her mind her p's and q's?
     

  2. mulewagon

    mulewagon Songster

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    Have you tried de-brooding her - spraying her underside with cool water and then caging her with air underneath?
     
  3. Michandy

    Michandy Hatching

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    Another option for broody hens is to isolate them somewhere dark - i put mine in a single cage with a blanket on it or in the shed away from the other chooks for a day or two. It usually shakes them out of being broody (and my chooks are really broody!!) At least give it a try before doing anything drastic [​IMG]
     
  4. harveyhorses

    harveyhorses Songster

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    So in theory I could tell my family I am trying to break the broody cycle and put them all in my basement Saturday and Sunday?[​IMG] (in reality it would be a storm shelter) I only have 5. Pretty sure the coop will be o.k., but the forecast is scary!
     

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