How long should broody be in cage?

JLS

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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.
 

Ridgerunner

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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.
 

JLS

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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??
 

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