How to break a broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by OkapisRule, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens is an idiot. She is broody, though not completely so. (If I have food and I call them, she will come.) Anyways, there aren't even any eggs in the nesting box. I would like to know how to stop her behavior and get her laying again.

    Thanks!!!
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2008
  2. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    anti-lock disc brakes would probably be the best option...[​IMG]
     
  3. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can put her in a wire floored cage with food and water but no place to make a nest, she should break within a week. Just don't provide her a place to nest, thus the reason for a wire floor.
     
  4. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I was thinking the same thing... [​IMG]
     
  5. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's spelled break, not brake! Look at the title!
    Man you guyes need to learn how to read!
     
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    I just read some where on here that if you dip them in cold water it breaks it and if the cold water doesnt work add ice and dip again (not the head) I heard a few people say it works !!!! worth a try !!

    if you try and it works let me know, good luck !!!
     
  7. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good one Okapis! I guess someone's been doing a little editing?? [​IMG]
     

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