Please help!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chulke, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Chulke

    Chulke Out Of The Brooder

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    So I got this bcm that has taken to and decided she wants to be a broody. She's about 6 months old and just flat out refuses to come off the nest. First we tried just going in and pulling her off the nest...that didn't work..lol! Then we tried turning the nesting boxes around over night so she couldn't get to them...that didn't work either....lol! So then we tried a nice cold dunk in a tub of water...that didn't work either! Lol! So this morning I took to just sitting there this a.m. And every time she headed toward a box I picked her up and gave her a dunk...6 times in all....still didn't work! Lol! she has just set her little bird brain to sitting in that box! I don't really have a way to separate her and put her in a chicken timeout....so what do I do? [​IMG]. I'm open to any suggestions....
     
  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    I heard if you put them in a small wire cage for a while, that will do the trick .
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I take my broodies out of the nest at least twice a day and prod them til they move around, so they will hopefully eat and drink more, and get some exercise. I don't know that it breaks them any sooner, but I don't think they lose nearly as much weight this way. Usually they give up in 3 or 4 weeks, if not sooner. Probably the best way to break one is to separate into a wire bottom cage with no nesting material, but I saw you don't have that available. I could put one together out of scraps lying around here, I just choose not to.
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:For how long? Is this including over night as well? Just curious for future reference.[​IMG]
     
  5. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just posted on this very thing as well! I also have no way to separate her. ddawn, three to four weeks! Really?!
     

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