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how do i stop a chicken being broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BigBird31, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. BigBird31

    BigBird31 In the Brooder

    Oct 21, 2011
    My chicken is broody and i really dont want her to be what do i do?

  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    I just keep taking the eggs. Others put them in a separate cage. Lots of information on here on how to break a broody.
  3. BigBird31

    BigBird31 In the Brooder

    Oct 21, 2011
    but she isn't sitting on any eggs just won't get out of the nesting box
  4. Ibicella

    Ibicella Songster

    Nov 13, 2009
    Everett, WA
    I normally take mine out of the box and put them in a suspended wire-bottomed cage for a day or two with food and water, but no bedding and gather any eggs they leg. It needs to be suspended so they can feel air under them. They normally break then. Sometimes they can take 3-4 days if they are stubborn. I'll take them out daily and put them on the ground to walk around and watch what they do. If they try to hop right back into the nest box and sit, back in the cage they go for another night.

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