How do I un- broody my hen???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need my hen snow to stop being broody. [​IMG] I take the eggs because I'am already raising 2 chicks in the winter and don't want more [​IMG] She has been for 2-4 weeks. She is verry commited. [​IMG] Snow is a white silkie hen. How do I un-broody her. I'am haveing a hen shortage. [​IMG] 3 hens 2 beloved roos. 2 hens broody. They have hen savers, and the roos kind of keep each other monitored [​IMG] Help!
     
  2. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've heard something about dipping their butts in cold water...? Unsure of how true that is.
     
  3. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Can you leave her outside in a secluded pen during the day? I have the ultimate silkie broody. She stays broody months at a time. Had to put my foot down and boot her out. Put her in a pen by herself for 3 days...(not nights). It broke her immediately. Especially works with this chilly weather.
     
  4. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    I heard a good suggestion from somewhere - putting her in a cage with a wire bottom so the air can come up and well, cool her down. [​IMG] I've heard a day or two in one of those can break them of it. [​IMG]
     
  5. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    ray's two cents :

    I heard a good suggestion from somewhere - putting her in a cage with a wire bottom so the air can come up and well, cool her down. [​IMG] I've heard a day or two in one of those can break them of it. [​IMG]

    This is what I do and it has worked for me but sometimes it can take up to a week.​
     
  7. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cage with a wire bottom, or you could ship her to me!
     
  8. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But its cold?? [​IMG] So just days No nights... Thanks all! [​IMG]
     
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