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How to stop a hen from going broody?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KansasKid, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. KansasKid

    KansasKid Songster

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    I know it sounds crazy but i don't want my mallard hen to go broody. She has already hatched a clutch this year and yesterday i noticed that when i let them all out that she started to hang out in the barn on top of the hay bails where she hatched her last clutch, then today i saw her walk by my drake pin and lay down for them like she wanted to be breed. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas because i really don't have the pin space for more ducklings right now.
  2. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    If she does go broody put her in a cage with a wire floor and this will brake her. They say that the air flow under them is supposed to make them not want to go broody, or stop the broodiness I should say. I have not tried it but read it many many times.
  3. KansasKid

    KansasKid Songster

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    Thanks, if she try's to sit on the hay I'll put her in my wire cage i bought yesterday, haha funny how things work.

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