what do I do with my broody hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sweet chooks, May 12, 2010.

  1. sweet chooks

    sweet chooks Hatching

    May 12, 2010
    My year old bantum wont lay and she is sitting on one of my other chickens eggs. I keep taking the egg away and removing her from the nest but she keeps going back. What should I do?
  2. Damummis

    Damummis Chickenista

    Apr 29, 2009
    Put some fertile eggs under her. Let her hatch some. But then again that is my answer for everything. Get more chickens.
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA

    You can get her some fertile eggs to hatch.

    You can give her some fake eggs to sit on for a couple of weeks and then slip some day-old chicks under her at night (my fav. mostly pullets and whatever breed I currently just have to have.)

    You can break her-- https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=20384

    can just wait it out. I don't like to do this because they don't take good care of themselves while broody and a really persistent hen can go at it for months which can cause health problems and no eggs for me. [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 12, 2010

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