should i break broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gazinga, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    im not really wanting my hens to hatch any eggs yet. If one should go broody, should i ? can i stop her, and how?
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member

    There are a lot of different ways, but I just make sure I remove eggs from the hen house every day and boot the broody off her nest. They eventually give up. I've heard of people putting them in a drafty place where they can't get comfortable on a nest, dunking them in cold water, and doing a number of other things, but I've never done any of that.
  3. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    thx, thats what i needed to know
  4. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle 9 Years

    Nov 15, 2008
    Martinez, CA
  5. BawkinOnTheBench

    BawkinOnTheBench Songster

    Jun 13, 2008
    Quote:Thanks! That was great information. I don't have any broodies but I just have this feeling that my NHR is going to go that way this spring, and wanted to be prepared. Now I feel like I am.

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