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how long will a broody hen sit on the nest if I keep taking her eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bassfishrman, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. bassfishrman

    bassfishrman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that is broody (again). I don't want her to hatch any more chicks.

    If I keep taking her eggs away, how long will she sit on the nest?

    I caged her up last time she went broody for 4 days and it broke her. 2 weeks later she is at it again.

    I don't want to cage her up again if she will snap out of it on her own.
     
  2. Poultryisgood

    Poultryisgood Cooped Up

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    most likely she isn't going to if she is that set on hatching them what i would suggest is if she doesn't want to move but fake eggs or Golf Balls under her then she gets what she wants (kinda) and you get what you want no more babies
     

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