FOREVER LONG BROODY MAMA

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickynparadise, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. chickynparadise

    chickynparadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girl I call Big Mama has been broody going on almost 2 weeks. I cage her so she cannot warm her bum for 3 days as I always have, release her, she seems normal but next day is still broody. I have caged her going on 4X now. Not sure what to do! Tonight when I released her she went directly to the nesting boxes and sat down. She is eating good and acting normal otherwise. Ideas?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Keep her caged away from her nest site for a longer period of time - weeks not days.
     
  3. csaylorchickens

    csaylorchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes i had one recent she was relentless. It was crazy. I keept her in solid 7 days. I normally let them out to dust and mingle for a but everyday but noooooo. If i did she immidiately ran for the coop, even tried to trick me that little booger! I also dunked her in water every morning, it helped too because it was 90 or higher anyway and i thought maybe the temp being higher wasnt helping?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    3 days is pretty much the minimum time to break a broody. It may have worked fine for her in the past, but she's clearly telling you her hormones are stronger now. Give her a week in there and see what happens.
     
  5. chickynparadise

    chickynparadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! It kills me just to leave her in the cage just for a day :( but I will try this. It's hot here now and very humid, I keep the cage 3/4 shaded but I worry she needs to get out and be a normal chicken. The life of a chicken momma LOL
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2016

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