What to do??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dodgegal79, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    House chickens eggs seem not to be good. They started to develop then then they died. I put some quail eggs under her incase they hatch so she has something to watch (she hates the older quail so she maybe in for a shock when those eggs hatch). My question is if nothing hatches, what do I do with her? She gets very mad if her nest is moved and looks for her eggs.
     
  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think you have anything to worry about. There are threads around here that talk about breaking a broody. (Though when i searched I had trouble coming up with an example.) I think in most cases a broody will give up on her own after awhile. There are rare cases when a broody will lay 'till death, so just monitor her.


    Can anyone give better resources on how to break a broody?
     
  3. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dodgegal79

    I may be wrong but this might be a good topic for Hatching, they might have more experience with hatching problems.

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  4. lizardz

    lizardz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a BO that likes to go broody pretty often. What has worked for her is putting her in a cage with a wire bottom. I put some 2x4s under the cage to raise it up off the floor a bit. Put some food and water in there for her, let her out a couple of times a day to move around and poo. It usually takes her 2 - 3 days to come out of her broodiness.
    Good luck.
    Liz
     

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