How long should broody be in cage?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JLS, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    How long do I keep my broody in the cage in order to break her? She's been there for 2 days so far.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    It varies by the individual hen. Three days usually works but not always. They will eventually stop that clucking and the fluffed up look, but that is not a total guarantee she is broke.
     
  3. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    Quote:So I should see if she's acting broody in the cage and if she's not I can try to let her out??
     
  4. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I tried 2 days, it did not work. Three days usually works, some require 4 days.
     

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