How long do they stay broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MamaJohnson, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. MamaJohnson

    MamaJohnson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    When hens go broody (I have my Cochins in mind here), how long do they stay that way? If I remove the eggs daily will they eventually just give up, or is "breaking them" of that mood essential?
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    With my turken, she was broody until I let her hatch some [​IMG] However, with another bird we put her in jail and took away all nesting material. She kicked it in two days.

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