...I would be so lucky...

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

  1. carybear

    carybear Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
    HELP?!
     
  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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