need help with broody.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jhart8285, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. jhart8285

    jhart8285 In the Brooder

    Jul 31, 2010
    New Concord, west ky
    I have a broody that has unsuccessfully tried to hatch 2 clutches of eggs and has been setting for two months. Does anyone around new concord or murray ky have any day olds or well developed eggs that will hatch within the next week or so? I Need to snap her out of it. I am afraid she make herself sick. She has already lost a lot of weight and is really scraggly looking.

    Breed does not matter.

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    If you have no luck locally, perhaps you could order her just a few from a hatchery? It's true that sitting too long is just too hard on their bodies.
  3. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    For her own good/health you might want to "break" her. Lock her out of the nest for a while. Since she has already been sitting for some time it might be enough to snap her out of it. You could also confine her to a wire cage, without access to nesting materials for a while. That usually does the trick. Good luck.
  4. jhart8285

    jhart8285 In the Brooder

    Jul 31, 2010
    New Concord, west ky
    I have tried the cage and all she does is sit there even without the nesting material. Water doesn't work either she seems to like it. Infact one of her favorite things is to stand chest deep in the water bowl and then go take a dust bath. This has happened before the only way to stop her is to give her a chick because the moment she sees an egg or anything that looks like an egg no matter where it is she will just plop down on it and attack anythning that comes near.
  5. dedicateddourly

    dedicateddourly Songster

    Jun 20, 2008
    Fallbrook, CA
    Hi there,

    I'd recommend finding the Kentucky thread in the "Where Am I, Where Are You" section of the forum. Maybe you can find someone close to you with some day-olds. Good luck with your girl.

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