Too many broodies ! What to do ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by karu, May 20, 2008.

  1. karu

    karu Out Of The Brooder

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    We are tired looking at these poor broodies - we have about 5 now. We let one to hatch eggs, now we have 5 more waiting for their turn. We need them to lay eggs !
    Is there an easy way to stop broodiness, without using extra equipment, wire floors, etc ? [​IMG]
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:I cannot help you.......but i wanted you to know you are not alone [​IMG] I let one hatch a few and then EVERYONE wants to me a mommy now. Its a good thing i have way more layers than i need.
     
  3. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I just keep taking them out of the nest box and collecting the eggs.
     
  4. karu

    karu Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Yeah, right, I take them out, they go back in. I take one or two for a walk to catch a worm, next think she is back in, trying to hatch some imaginary eggs.[​IMG] They don't even have any eggs under them, at least I don't see any, they perhaps think that they have them anyway.[​IMG]:jumpy
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2008
  5. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:thats what i did when i had a broody- take her out and take her eggs- as mean as that sounds LOL [​IMG]
     

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