de-brooding a hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jesskoot, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. jesskoot

    jesskoot In the Brooder

    Jul 22, 2009
    Central VA
    Thanks to all the experienced chicken-lovers who have so much knowledge to share about broodys. I have put mine a a wire cage as recommended but how do you know when the spell has been broken? When she stops swelling up and screaming at me when I speak to her? Will she just become docile like before her psycho behavior started? This will be her third day in isolation and I'm feeling a little guilty but she was a real nut case, actually sitting on top of the other hens when they were trying to lay or scaring them out of the nest boxes altogether. At this point she is just giving me the evil eye and puffing up, obviously not happy with the situation she has gotten herself in. How do I know when she is ready to rejoin the group?
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Usually when they start laying again they're over their broodiness.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2010

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