Help. Broody Hen on non fertile eggs. What do I do now?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by starck5, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. starck5

    starck5 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen on eggs that are not fertile. I keep taking them. Is that ok. The chickens where laying in our cat house and I didn't know this. When I found them, there was a dozen eggs in their. I took them all right away. Now one of my bantie's is trying to sit on eggs.

    I am new to raising chickens. What do you do in this situation>

    Thanks
    Sarah
     
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try to buy some fertiles eggs from the neiboughrhood and let her sit on them.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can either get her some fertile eggs (if you want chicks) or let her sit on nothing (which will make her nonproductive for 5 or more weeks) or break her broodyness.

    Jody
     
  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:how do you break her broodyness?
     
  5. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently broke a broody hen by confining her to a large dog crate without any nesting materials for 4 days, just food and water. It worked like a charm for this hen - hope it works for yours.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Go to the feed store and buy her three baby chicks.

    That should end the broodiness.

    Doesn't everyone love baby chicks?
     

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