determined broody hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 1bigpekker, May 27, 2017.

  1. 1bigpekker

    1bigpekker In the Brooder

    Dec 3, 2016
    I have a New Hampshire red hen that has been broody now for 2 weeks.
    I throw her off the nest 3 or 4 times a day and cover the nests at night.
    She will not let the other hens in the nest, as they all(4) want to use the same nest.
    She walks around with feathers ruffled and is constantly clucking.
    She is still eating and will graze around for an hour or so and then right back to the nest.
    She seems really confused.
    I have had hens go broody before and after a few times of being removed from the nest they just forget about it.
    Anyone have any fixes or do I need to get out the stew pot?
    Thanks in advance
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Have you tried putting her in jail?
    Wired dog cage, raise up off the ground, no nesting box in it?

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