I think my bantum hens are broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jay83, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. jay83

    jay83 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 12, 2011
    Recentlyi have noticed that one of my hens is always in the nesting box and now the other has started to copy. My other half went to let them out on to the grass but both of them where upstairs in the nesting box instead, i managed to find one egg but they won't move.[​IMG]
    Are they becoming broody? or could there be anything else happening? and how can i stop them? as they are becoming recluse, and not bothering with outside world!!!!! [​IMG]
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Sounds broody. If they are not laying and are on the nest at night, they are broody.

    To break a broody, you put them in a wire cage, up off the ground so air flow gets underneath. NO nesting materials, just food/water. How long you have to leave them there depends on the hen. Some will break in a few days, others take a week or more.

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