need help with broody.

jhart8285

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 31, 2010
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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.


Thanks
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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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.
 

Country Heart

City Girl With A
10 Years
Sep 9, 2009
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151
San Jose, California
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.
 

jhart8285

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 31, 2010
15
0
22
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.
 

dedicateddourly

Songster
11 Years
Jun 20, 2008
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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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