HELP! Broody Hen - one nesting box!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JessWebb, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. JessWebb

    JessWebb Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 1, 2014
    My Chantecler layer has gone broody and I have only one nesting box for my three laying hens. How do I snap her out of it? It has been a week and we never see her! My kids love it because they can pet her while she stares into space but my other hens have decreased production and started laying in random places around the coop because they can't have their turn in the nest! Advice please!
  2. waynem1983

    waynem1983 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2014
    Gloucestershire, England
    Last week my secong buff orp went broody, but I already have one bird raising chicks, so I simply kicked her out of the coop and locked it up, she spent a coupke of days walking around clucking non stop, but has given up and is now back to normal, took me three days.
  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon

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