Should I give toys to my Broody Hen?

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

  1. ChickenGirl22

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    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. 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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