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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by texaschickmama, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Okay, some of you may know that I have a VERY broody hen. I don't have a separate pen for her right now. I caught her switching nestboxes with other eggs, so I quickley discovered exactly why it is imperative to get a separate spot for a broody hen that wants to be a mama. Okay, I have been taking the eggs away everyday. It's like a race out there to get the eggs before she sits on them. I calmly move her fluffy bum out of the nest and take them without incident. [​IMG] BUT she is sitting on everything that the other ones lay. How do I break her of this? Do I just need to give her an egg to sit on?
  2. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Anyone know how to break a broody? Do I just sit it out and wait?
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    This is how I go about it...Breaking a Broody

    I think the key to "breaking" them is letting the cool air hit their bums for a few days.

    Hope this helps!

  4. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    Wish I knew the answer for you. Have you done a search for broody hen?

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