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What to do with a broody hen this time of year?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by deborah, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. deborah

    deborah Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    Chelsea, MI
    I have a hen that's been sitting in the next box almost 24/7 for 3 days now. The first evening I took her out and put her on a roost.

    This would be a bad time to hatch new chicks with winter just around the corner here in Michigan. We haven't let any eggs accumulate under her. If I keep pulling her out of the nest, will I break her of this broodiness? I'm hoping to have a broody hen and some new chicks in the spring. If I break her of this broodiness, is she less likely to get broody in the spring?

    Any advice would be appreciated.

  2. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:If you don't want chickes,try to buy some eggs from the stor and let her lay on them they will not hatch and you will not make her mad ,so let her sit as much as she likes.

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