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  1. Bacon and eggs

    Bacon and eggs New Egg

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    Hi
    I am new to this so bear with me.. I have 10 buff ophingtons that I got in july as six month olds. I have two pigs that are about to become bacon and two dogs. I have been having proplems with one of my chickens. She is very broody. I locked her in time out and that did nothing. She liked it. I have tried dunking in cool water and whe stay out for a while but then right back to the nesting box. Does any body have any ideas. No rooster so no little ones. thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. GoldenCometLover

    GoldenCometLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dunking in cool water? Seriously?

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  3. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

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    First of all [​IMG] from southern Indiana.

    As far as the broodiness, you'll have to wait for someone with more experience of "un broody-izing" them [​IMG] I usually have enough eggs that need to be hatched that I just let them sit. I'm sure someone will be along soon to give you some advice.
     
  4. cambriagardener

    cambriagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been through this with a barred rock and a silver-laced wyandotte but my buff orpington remains "broodliless". After much research, these are the "cures" I found. Isolate them in a wire pen for several days with air circulation from beneath. Evidently, they continue to brood when their temperature is kept high by a warm nest. I've heard that dunking them in water cools them, but I wouldn't take the chance of them getting sick from a chill.

    We reduced the time of broodiness by: taking them off the nest and putting them on a roost at night. After a few days of doing this, I began blocking the nest boxes when I thought all the hens were finished for the day. The frustrated broody hens would go to the roost with the others and I would open the next boxes in the morning. On the roost, they are chilling for 10 hours. Also, I took them off the nest several times a day so that they would eat and drink.

    When we did nothing, the hen was broody for 22 days. When we did the above, it lasted from 6-8 days.
    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  5. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Put her in her own cage for a week or more if needed.
     
  7. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. mom2to

    mom2to Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] new also lol good luck
     
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Welcome from an imp in Renton.

    Check out the Washingtonians thread in the Where are you forum. Lots of nice people there.

    I had success with breaking broodiness by taking her off the nest several times a day and putting her out of the coop. I don't think she was seriously broody. It was too easy. [​IMG]

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  10. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from The Pampered Pullets Farm in Ocala, FL
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