...I would be so lucky...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by carybear, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. carybear

    carybear Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2010
    So after Months, literally of waiting for the girls to begin laying again after moving them with us across the country, I've got a broody girl!
    So Salmon Faveroles aren't supposed to go broody. She's not even sitting on anything! I'm 99% sure that this is the girl who was burying the eggs in the fluff for the laying box. it's been a week and I don't know what to do with her now.
    What do I do. the other girls have all but stopped laying. I'm getting one a day, if I'm lucky.
  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern Georgia
    My Coop
    You could break her. Put her in a wire bottomed cage WITHOUT a nest, so she has to stand on the wire, not fluffing up a nest, it will help "cool" her down. Or if you have a young or single roo, put her in with him (again without a nest) and he can help break her, just make sure he doesn't help too much [​IMG] , or he'll start wearing her back feathers out.

    I had a broody in a wire bottom cage for 5 days, so then I moved her in with a young (and single) roo, and she was "better" after 3 days of that. But now's she's broody again.....but I have eggs in the bator. I think it will be easier to give her a few chicks than break her every month.... [​IMG]

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