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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jmwal326, May 12, 2009.

  1. jmwal326

    jmwal326 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know this topic has been talked about we just remove a chicken that was vroody from the nest it has been aleast 1 hour and she has not gone back. Does this mean that she is done beening broody. All of my other 4 girls were upset since they all lay in the same nest box of the one that was broody. I put her in a old rabbit cage for the first hour and she was upset, any feedback will be greatly helpful. thank you
     
  2. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    Hi and [​IMG]! Did you just move her this afternoon? It really is best to wait until dark and then set her on her eggs in the nest in the pen. They will absolutely pitch a fit if you try to move them during the day. At this point, I would probably try putting the eggs back in the nest she started in and put her in there with them. Then move her and the eggs to the pen when it's dark.
     
  3. jmwal326

    jmwal326 Out Of The Brooder

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    She had no eggs under her and she was sitting for 5 days with nothng under her so I moved her today so that she will not be broody or is tis wrong of me and just let her be.
     
  4. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    I think you were absolutely correct to move her - but it really would have been better to do it at night. They are much calmer then and will typically just go ahead and set on them if you do it at night.
     
  5. jmwal326

    jmwal326 Out Of The Brooder

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    another question to go along with this, can I put her with my 5 2 month olds and will she be happy or does she just want to hatch eggs? I am so new at this and I don't want to upset them, they are all so mild tempered but this one now. I have the 2 months old out in a pen and there own coop with plenty of room so please let me know.
     
  6. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    She just wants to hatch eggs. I would put her in a pen by herself so there are no distractions.
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    The only way she is going to be broken is to be seperated in an area where there is no nesting materials. It should take a couple days...... NO NESTING MATERIALS! [​IMG]
     
  8. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    debiraymond - you are right! For some reason I missed that she is setting on NO eggs and the goal is to break her from being broody. I re-read after your post and see that now. My apologies.
     
  9. jmwal326

    jmwal326 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you I did put her in a big pen byherself and no nesting material whatso ever and she is doing fine. Thank you all for your replys.

    5 Buff Oprington 2 Rhode Island reds 3 Barred rocks and 1 white silke 1 black silkie
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:[​IMG] I was wondering what you were talking about! [​IMG]
     

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