my broody hen...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sammimom, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Sammimom

    Sammimom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...is trying very hard to hatch a golf ball. I keep taking her out of the nest box, but she is jumping right back in. Any advice other then what I have read regarding a wire-bottom cage? We have only three hens, no rooster, and I don't want to give her fertile eggs to hatch. She is a real sweetie, so I can keep taking her out without any pecking.
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could try just putting her in a dog crate or something with no bedding in it just line it with newspaper and give her a few days.
     
  3. Sammimom

    Sammimom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, that would be pretty easy for me to set up. I'll give it a go!
     

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