Is my broody Broken ?????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by caw555, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. caw555

    caw555 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I had no choice but to move my broody hen in the middle of the day because we were going on holiday for 3 days.
    So anyway so I opened the draw and made a grap for her wings but I missed of course [​IMG]
    and graped her foot/leg so for about 30 seconds she was flapping a round.
    so i got her into her coop/broody pen and all was good.
    about 30 to an hour minutes later I had to put bricks under her brooding nest/box thing
    And she got really annoyed and panicky and tried to fly out the hatch twice but I stopped
    her and she was freaking out but I got the bricks under the box eventually [​IMG]
    and tonight she fell asleep on top of the box. and yes I have decided to call it a box [​IMG]
    (well I think) [​IMG] so will she break or will it be my lucky day.

    if she does my heart will [​IMG] and I will [​IMG]. And thank you for the comments and your time.
     
  2. caw555

    caw555 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone maybe in the morning?[​IMG]
     
  3. caw555

    caw555 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone?
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'm not 100% that I understand your question, but if its about how long it takes to break a broody hen, then here goes...Breaking a broody hen can take at best a number of days (and nights). I usually plump for 4 days and let her out. If she goes back to sitting again, she goes back in the broody buster for another 3 days or so. Its almost impossible to tell how long it will take a break broodiness - some are more determined than others.
     
  5. caw555

    caw555 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you CTKen that explains part of my question.
    And would the scare break her ?
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    A scare would be unlikely to break her, IMO.
     
  7. caw555

    caw555 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you that is really helpful CTKen
     
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