Did I accidentally break my broody hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by egwood, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. egwood

    egwood Hatching

    Mar 14, 2015
    I have a buff orphington hen that has been broody for a few weeks and has been sitting on golf balls. Last night I decided to move her and her golf balls into a dog kennel away from the other hens so I could introduce her to chicks tonight. Well this morning she is not sitting and seems quite agitated, and the golf balls are scattered. Did I accidentally break her broodiness? I thought I might could introduce one chick tonight and see how it goes? Or should I just let her out to join the rest of the flock and raise the chicks myself? Now I realize I should have moved her and then gotten the chicks, not the other way around. Thanks!

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