What to do with a broody hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by juvanate18, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. juvanate18

    juvanate18 Out Of The Brooder

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    These are my first chickens and I rasied them from chicks. I bought white leghorns for the eggs and I thought they didn't go broody. Boy was I wrong, I have one that is refusing to leave the nest and is sitting on at least a dozen eggs. When she comes out to eat and drink the rooster bully's her around. (Is this normal?) The other hens sit on top of her and lay because she is in the favorite nest. Can I move her to another place with her eggs or will she leave them? If so, please advise on how to do so. Thanks
     
  2. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:depends on what you want to do ... you can get her to stop being broody or you can get her to hatch some eggs


    if you need to move her with her eggs ...

    get 2 boxes that sit one inside the other ... make the nest inside the smaller box move her and her eggs to that box ... fit the 2nd box over the first one so there is no way out .... leave her like that overnight

    not sure if i am explaining it right ... here is a link

    http://www.themodernhomestead.us/article/Broody-Hens-1.html
     

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