How do I make this stop?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LearningToFly, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. LearningToFly

    LearningToFly Out Of The Brooder

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    Helen, my 3yo Australorp, is broody. This is my first broody hen ever. Normally docile Helen is sitting on the eggs, growling and turning her feathers inside out and just being a pain.

    How do I encourage her to return to her 'unbroodyness'?
     
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Take her eggs. Try putting her in a cage with a wire bottom the wind on her belly should break her.
    I know all about broodies... stupid silkies are always on a nest...
     
  3. LearningToFly

    LearningToFly Out Of The Brooder

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    We are taking her eggs daily. She's not only sitting on her own but on the two other hens' eggs as well. It's a fight to get the eggs; we are using a baseball glove as a shield.

    I don't have access to a wire cage. One thing we have tried is locking her out of the roost box but then the other hens are locked out as well.
     

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