Dealing with Broody Hens ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BruceAZ, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my leghorn went broody for 10-15 minutes today

    i thought she was choking on a cherry seed at first since she will not stand up when i removed her from nesting box

    she will just lie there on the coop floor.. when i checked again she's in the nesting box again.. lying on another hen's egg

    as a last attempt .. i removed all the eggs and put her in the pan of water (she's standing up in the water) for about 30 seconds.

    it worked !..


    i also found out why 5 hens only using 1 nesting box ( 1 at a time) out of 2 :/ i didn't know it was a problem at first.. but maybe they will be more quiet now-- no more fighting over 1 nesting box anymore ??
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2016

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