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

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    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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