she just won't quit!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rancher hicks, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I have cochin friz bantam hen who insists on setting. She doesn't even have any eggs under her. I've tried kicking her out of the nest. Blocking the nest she prefers but she just moves to another.
    How do I stop her? Eggs set on now will be Oct hatch and it's too cold her then. I don't want any chicks. Think someone would take them for free? Probably be Delawares or mutts.
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Cochins are pretty broody, ay least mine were.

    Try putting her in a dog crate or cage with absolutely no nesting material. Food and water only. After 3-5 days she should quit with the broodiness.
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I just had one who hatched one chick, but this is not a good time of year for chicks in NY. How do I get her to stop? In the spring I wouldn't care.
     

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