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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Emmetts Dairy, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Emmetts Dairy

    Emmetts Dairy Hatching

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    Hi...new to BYC...old to BYH... I have my first hen who's gone broody. Help!!! [​IMG]
     

  2. redfeather

    redfeather Songster

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    Welcome!

    I have a hen that's gone broody, and has been broody for months. Still broody even after I let her hatch out a bunch of chicks! Ah well, I am sure you will find someone around here who will tell you how to help "break her up".
     
  3. bantiebabe1200

    bantiebabe1200 Songster

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  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. Take the broody hen and confine her in a wire-bottomed cage, like a rabbit cage, and place that cage up off the ground, so that air can flow up underneath. Provide food and water, but no bedding. Keep her in there for 3-4 days. Then watch what she does. If she goes back to the nest spot, she'll need a few more days in the cage. But if she goes back to hang out with the others, her broodiness in broken. I have even heard of some putting ice in the nest to get her to stop. That, I have never tried. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  5. AlabamaFarmGuy

    AlabamaFarmGuy In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] from Alabama
     
  6. BetterHensandGardens

    BetterHensandGardens Songster

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    [​IMG] - it's a lot busier than BYH!
     
  7. Matthewop

    Matthewop Hatching

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  8. [​IMG] And [​IMG] from Texas
     
  9. 2many2count

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    nice to meet ya [​IMG]
    grab a chair and enjoy [​IMG]

    I have a hen that laid one egg went broody so I just put few eggs under her and let her go.....but I have way too many to begin with lol. I was under the thought that if she ever got a batch to hatch she would unbroody herself not sure if fact or not but my thoughts plus I wanna have baby chickies running around again
     
  10. Chickenmenagerie

    Chickenmenagerie In the Brooder

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    The wire bottom cage is the only thing that works for me. I've tried ice, and keeping them off the nest all day but a couple of days in the wire bottom cage works everytime!
     

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