Hen has been broody 2 months! Is that unhealthy?

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

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Songster

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    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!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    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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