- Jun 11, 2020
I have a 1 1/2 yr old hen that I have had for 6 mos. She has NEVER sat on a nest longer than it took her to lay an egg. All of a sudden she has been sitting on the nest for two days, is that normal?
Does sound like she’s broody. I would check under her for eggs.Yes she is flattened out and VERY grumpy. I do not know if she has eggs under her, I dont disturb her do I ?? What do I do now?
then it is definitely better for her health to break her; her behaviour is determined by hormones, she cannot control them, so basically you will be catalyzing her body into turning the broody hormones off. An open bottomed crate, so air can flow around under her and cool her off, in sight of the flock, so that they can all stay in touch, is the usual method and the one I use (and takes 5 days for me), but this thread claims there is a faster, easier way https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/did-i-just-stop-broody-hens-so-easily.1311542/Thank you, and yes we do not want chicks.