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

starck5

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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
 

hinkjc

Crowing
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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
 

hensdeliverthegoods

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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.
 

Mahonri

Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast
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May 14, 2008
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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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