In the Brooder
- Dec 19, 2008
We currently have two buffs about a year old and the one went broody about 5 weeks ago. We pull her off the nest late morning and put her in the run without access to the coop and she eats and drinks but will go back on the nest whenever it's available. She does seem to be losing some weight and of course she has stopped laying and her companion has stopped laying as well. Is there any risk in leaving her broody? How long can she stay this way? We have been looking for some chickens to at least give her sister some companionship but are having a hard time finding any in our area. We have read the threads on here about how to break a broody girl but didn't want to bother if she will come out of it soon.