Need Help My Bantam Cochin has gone Broody on the Roost!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by phoenix rooster, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. phoenix rooster

    phoenix rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    How do I get her to go broody in a nest box. She has all the signs of broody, puffy when sitting, cackles when off the roost, missing feathers on her belly areas.... pecks me when i try to push her off the roost..

    The Question is how do I get her to go broody in a nest? I have eggs I can give her. I even made more nest boxes for her. I picked her up and put her in a nest, but she didn't care for it. So what gives? Let her be, or? Anyone have this problem?
     
  2. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi,

    Maybe you can set her up with a nest with some fake eggs or even a couple of golf balls might work. If she sets on them, you might want to try real eggs. Just a thought! [​IMG] Genie
     

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