Will the broodiness ever end? LOL!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bayouchica, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Why do hens pick the worst time of the year to go broody?? Ya know, too hot & humid & buggy..
    I don't mind them at all going broody,they need a break from laying.besides, I haven't let them hatch any in over a year cause I get too many roos. [​IMG] It's always so hard to find them good homes.
    Maybe they will snap out of it soon. [​IMG]
  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    i pen my broddy hens up were they cant beable to git back to the nest usally i do that for 2-3 weeks,, [​IMG]
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    After about 2.5 months of our buff orpington being broody and moving her out of the nest box we decided on drastic measures. Let me just say she goes broody often and for long periods of time.

    We borrowed a rabbit hutch from eggchel and stuck "Goldie" in it with food and water. We left her in there for about 4 days and when I let her out in the evening she made a b-line to the coop and to the roost (not the nest box). Worked like a charm.
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    We have a broody scovy who has been broody for about 5 months. She is good weight, eating, drinking and bathing regularly so we leave her be.
    Now Bella La Goosie is a different story. She has decided to nest under the roosts int he coop and every morning. [​IMG]
    I haul her out and stick her in the pond to wash off the poop from above. I figure one time she will just not beeline back to the coop, but so far, no go.
  5. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Aren't those Buffs the worst about going broody?? I have one just like yours Nifty, broody every chance she gets. [​IMG]
    I just hate it for them being so hot & all.. I'll take them off their empty nest so many times a day. I worry they will get too hot.Guess I'll have to lock'em up & have to deal with some fussy chickens for awhile. [​IMG]
    terrielacy,I couldn't imagine dealing with a broody goose.. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2007

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