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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Emmetts Dairy, Nov 11, 2010.
Hi...new to BYC...old to BYH... I have my first hen who's gone broody. Help!!!
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".
and 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.
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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
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!