What to do with a broody hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by carriage farm, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. carriage farm

    carriage farm New Egg

    Apr 1, 2009
    one of my hens (7 months old) will not get off the nesting box. she has been there for days. has no feathers left on her chest. I am told this is "broody" behavior. is there anything i can do to help her get over this? she doesn't look healthy. I have no rooster so there are no fertile eggs. Any advise is welcome.
  2. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    Go up to the search box and type in "breaking a broody". You'll get lots of posts to read on this subject. Good luck!
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Give her to me. I just bought a bator cuz I have no broody.
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas

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