I need to get rid of a broody chicken in Los Angeles CA

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  1. Shrader

    Shrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Four of the 5 Black Australorps I got from Meyer last year went broody in the last 2 months!
    I have made broody pens for each of them in my small urban back yard.
    Now, of course, BA #5 has gone broody -- and I just have no room for it!
    I don't even have room to put her in a pen to break her of her broodiness.
    Anyone in or near LA want a beautiful year-old Black Australorp who's desperate to be a mother?
    I'd love for her to go to a good home (preferably with other hens -- she's used to being 1 of 9).
     
  2. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    Can you put her in your regular coop? If not then just take the eggs away from her. She will eventually get off the nest.
     
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I'll take her. I live in Norco. Could you meet me half way, say... Pomona?
     
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Are you sure you need to get rid of her just because she's broody? If you do a search for "broody" you'll find all sorts of cures!
     
  5. Shrader

    Shrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks you guys.
    I was worried about her because I thought once she went broody, I had to put fertile eggs under her or she'd just sit there and dehydrate. And I simply don't have the room to do that one more time.
    But I'll try some of these techniques. Hopefully she'll stop being broody.
     
  6. LAturkens

    LAturkens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have lots of fertile eggs she can hatch.
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, actually, regardless if there are fertile eggs or not, a mother hen should but can dehydrate if she refuses to eat even if she is trying to hatch chicks. If you don't have them on fertile eggs and want them to lay, just break them all. Coop them up without nests since they aren't laying anyways and make both their days and nights cold and miserable so to say and they should be knocked out of broodiness in a week or so. I find the presence of one broody can cause a cascade of broody hens, so it doesn't surprise me that they all decided to set.

    Best of luck.
     
  8. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Yeah, they seem to imitate each other. You can also dunk her in a cold bucket of water. Just hold her in the water up to her head. They don't like it,but it cools them down. Sometimes you have to dunk her more than once.
     
  9. onthespot

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    If you have end up with any you still want to place, please do PM me.
    Patty
     

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