My First Broody Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by riseupsunshine, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. riseupsunshine

    riseupsunshine Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 3 hens and one that has only been laying for almost a month has been broody. Unfortunately, we had to sell our rooster about 3 weeks ago so I doubt her eggs are still fertile. I would love for her to hatch us a chick or 2. I had to make her get out of the nesting box and she was so hungry poor girl! What do I need to do to break her?
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Place her in a wire bottom cage with no bedding. The idea is to let air get to her underside.

    You could also check Craigslist for a few hatching eggs if you'd really like chicks [​IMG]
     

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