Is she copying the broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bwebb7, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2008
    Brooksville, Fl
    My Gold Laced Wyandotte (miss pecky peck) has always been a pistol! She's the one that squawks her head off BEFORE she lays and a little after. If she is on the nest when you go out there, leave her or you'll draw back a nub!
    So for the last week, one of my White Laced Wyandottes has been on a nest. (she was heating up the golf balls pretty good so I went ahead and gave her 6 eggs to hatch)
    Do y'all think she wants to do the same?
    If I go out at nite and put her on the roost will she get over it? How long til she does get over it?
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    In my experience, I've had hens go broody at the same time. One goes broody, and the others follow only days later. Now when ALL the hens go broody at the same time....[​IMG]

    She can get over it, but it most likely won't happen overnight. If she is broody and you put her on the roost, she'll go right back into the box the first chance she gets. The only way I've learned to "cure" broodiness is to isolate the hen and make sure she doesn't have any eggs to sit on.

    I hope someone can come around who can be more of a help.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2009
  3. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    Put her in a small box for a couple days and she will will lose her desire to be broodie.
  4. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2008
    I have heard that putting them in a dog crate with no nesting material can cure the broodiness.

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