First problem I've encounted with differing breeds

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rickaby chooks, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. My Peking bantam has turned broody and my 2 isa's handled it for about the first week, but have now turned on her. These are my only 3 chickens. They all played nicely together before this. The broody is now pecked and wounded on her head, I've sin binned her now for her safety. My question is if I can break her broodiness does anyone know if they will go back to being friends? : ( and what should I do, as even though I've sin binned her she hasn't eaten or drank in days?


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  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With no roosters you will not have any hatching, keep her isolated until she heals and then return her to the flock. Remove any eggs she is trying to lay on. Are you sure she is broody and not sick? If she is still laying than she is not broody. If she is not laying check for egg bound. If she is not eating or drinking try placing both within her reach while laying down. If she still doesn't eat or drink you may need to force it with a syringe. It is not easy and requires small amounts to prevent aspiration and choking.
     
  3. Yes she is definitely broody and not laying. I am going to try kicking her out of box every day and just see how that goes. Thanks for your reply.


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  4. foreverlearning

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    Good luck, it is hard to break the broodyness. Hopefully she will figure it out. If not, take advantage and buy some fertile eggs to throw under her. After she is done your flock should take her back just fine.
     

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