Is broodiness catching? Please help!

KMHunter

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10 Years
Jun 12, 2009
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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?
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?
 

jenjscott

Mosquito Beach Poultry
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May 24, 2008
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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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