Is the best thing for her is to remove her head?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Keith13, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Keith13

    Keith13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that continues to go broody. Is it best to go ahead and cull her or could she be brought around? I hate to continue to feed her and she sits on non fertilized eggs. I remove her throughout the day but she goes back. Is she destined for gumbo?

    Keith
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh! I know the feeling.
    I just sold seven hens that refuse to do anything other than sit on eggs!
    If you post an ad on Craigslist or somewhere, I'm sure someone will be so HAPPY to get a broody hen to hatch eggs for them.
    All of mine sold like hotcakes (now I wish I had raised the price). LOL
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    I agree, I bet you'd have no trouble finding someone who wants a good, determined broody hen to hatch eggs for them.
     

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