Seriously Broody Hen Fix?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by littlepeepers, May 19, 2011.

  1. littlepeepers

    littlepeepers Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 11, 2010
    Two of my hens, a Black Australorp and a Buff Orpington have been broody for about 10 days. We you get close to them they puff up their feathers and make their little defensive noise. I noticed today when I went to take them out of their coop to get some fresh greens that both of the chickens had plucked off the vast majority of their feathers on their belly. We don't have a rooster, fertilized eggs, or a want for more chickens. Are there any recommendations for trying to get them to stop this behavior?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I found a page full of threads on the subject with a quick search. Use the search function at the top of the index page, keywords "breaking broody" in the sub-forum 'chicken behaviors and egglaying' and topic subject only.

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