Help breaking a broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bigspringshatchery, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2010
    Roanoke Alabama
    One of my golden cuckoo hens is wanting to sit. Today is the first day I noticed this. I do have some 2-3 day old chicks. Would slipping one of these under her tonight break her? I have hay in the nesting boxes, will this hurt the young chicks.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2012
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    Hay won't hurt the chicks if she adopts them. There in lies the rub, She may not have been committed to going broody. Even if she was she may not have been broody long enough to accept them as hers.

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