help!! broody question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by albird101, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pullet who I'm pretty sure is debating on whether she wants to be broody or not, every time a rooster comes near her she puffs up, fans out her tail and drops her wings and runs away with a loud squawk she dose this to higher ranking hens to, to the lower ranking hens she grabs them by there hackle feathers and violently kicks them and pecks them!! The thing is she's this beutifull hen very nice and plumpy with really great feather quality and I don't want that to go to waste by her going broody plus she's starting to pick out her feathers and now she has a obvious bar spot under her tummy which I hate [​IMG][​IMG] how can I stop her from picking out her feathers and stuff she doesn't have a nest but she's sets anywhere for 30-1 hour then she'll get off and ignore everything then the next day shell take longer 1-2 hours sitting on nothing what could I do
     
  2. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. RoosterLew

    RoosterLew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't believe she is debating...she's getting ready to sit.
    If your going to break her, do it now.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Judy has given you a good link to check out. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your broody hen.
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Some of the best ways to break a broody include: taking all eggs out of the nest, continually removing the hen from the nest, putting her in a separate crate with nothing to sit on, put a frozen water bottle in the nest under her, have bright light shinning in on her and try and annoy her.

    These may seem harsh but to break a broody, you have to be more stubborn than she is!
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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