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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TinyTotsSeramas, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Songster

    Jun 21, 2011
    I have my first time broody Mille Fleur d'Uccle... I just read where someone's hen was broody for 45 days and where someone else broke the broodyness by getting rid of the fake eggs they planted... I was wondering, since my little Fuggers seems to collect eggs under her everyday from the RSL girls, could I just move her down into my brooder for a couple days/weeks to see if that could break her from being broody? or would she still be broody without eggs? I really have no eggs to give her right now to hatch.. I've been working on getting some Serama hatching eggs for her but I dont know how thats coming along...

  2. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Songster

    Jun 21, 2011
  3. elmo

    elmo Songster

    May 23, 2009
    Yes, if you want to discourage her, take her away from access to nesting materials, and certainly away from a nest with eggs in it! I have one part d'Uccle hen who will happily sit on an eggless nest for 21 days. With her, I have to take away all nesting materials. Other of our hens will give up if they have no eggs to sit on.

    It just depends on the individual.

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