Should I give toys to my Broody Hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenGirl22, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. ChickenGirl22

    ChickenGirl22 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 23, 2012
    My broody hen is looking rather bored. I want to keep her sitting on the eggs, but I thought it would be good to give her something to do, and to keep her from squishing another egg when the baby's being hatched. Would getting her a toy help with distracting her a little bit and keep her busy or will it just stress her out? Thanks in advance!
  2. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2010
    south portland, maine
    Broodies look a bit bored because they kind of go into a hormone induced trance. They are just more inward focused, so I would let nature be and not try to add any entertainment to the nest. [​IMG]
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