Hen has been broody 2 months! Is that unhealthy?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by muscovy94, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie hen that has been broody for over two months. she has no eggs but insists on setting. Should I break her? Is it bad for her health to stay broody?
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Yes, break her or give her some chicks to raise.

    The longer she sits, the weaker she'll get---and will also be a target for mites and stuff. Broodys never eat right, and get far too little exercise.
     

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