Is broodiness catching? Please help!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KMHunter, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. KMHunter

    KMHunter [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Cr

    Jun 12, 2009
    My Coop
    I have two pullets that have gone broody. My Marans went first and after 3 weeks she stopped. Then my Ameraucana went broody soon after. Now my Marans is trying to sit on the nest again! I Don't have a rooster, and I don't want anymore chickens at this time. My question is why are they going broody like this? [​IMG] I am trying to let my Ameraucana finish up and discourage my Marans from doing it at all this time. But this is so frustrating! Do they copy each other? [​IMG]
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    I have found that it is very common that when one goes broody, several others follow suit. You can put them in a wire bottom cage with no box and good light and a fan on their bottoms and it will bread them sooner.

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