How do I break a broody hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by irf1983, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. irf1983

    irf1983 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2009
    Brooksville, FL
    All she does is sit in the nesting box, usually on a ping pong ball but sometimes on others eggs.
  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    I've heard putting the broody in a cage with a wire floor will break her broodiness because it makes her tummy area too cold. I have yet to try this, as I have my first broody in the coop right now. I think I will be trying this myself very soon!

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