My broody buster method...may be worth a try

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BDL1969, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. BDL1969

    BDL1969 Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently had a broody hen, nothing seemed to break her. I decided to bring her inside the house for an hour or so. The kids played with her and held her. She also ate and drank while inside as well, where previously she had no interest. Maybe a radical change of environments was all she needed to come around. I put her back in the coop and she jumped up next to the others on the roost. Next day she was back with the flock....not saying it will work all the time, but in this case it did.
     
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  2. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm desperate. My broody is testing my patience to the max! Tomorrow night she can come inside for an hour of tv and relaxation.

    I'm willing to try anything!

    - Krista
     
  3. BDL1969

    BDL1969 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hope it works for you Krista. Maybe being around our four kids, the hen realized no way in hell do I want chicks! LOL!
     
  4. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's funny! [​IMG]

    I can just imagine what's going through their little brains - "HELL, NO!"

    - Krista
     
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  5. BDL1969

    BDL1969 Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck with your hen Krista. I'm pretty new to the chicken thing...so take any advice I offer with caution. Like I mentioned, in this case it worked great...next time who knows!
     

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