Will the broodiness ever let up?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by naturemom, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. naturemom

    naturemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens is currently in "chicken jail" (a wire-bottomed rabbit cage) to break her of being broody for the 5th time this year! During her last span between broody spells another one was broody! So, since one of my other hens doesn't really lay anymore, that means we're down to 1 egg a day! I'm wondering, will they quit being broody at some point, like maybe when the days start getting shorter?
     
  2. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, theoretically, yeah. The broody cycle is linked to day length, but some broodies seem to be more cooperative with science than others...
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Our 3 Silky hens go broody whenever they feel like it. No one told them that the day length should affect them. I spent most of the winter putting them in chicken jail to break them. They'll lay for a week or 3 and then go right back into broody mode...[​IMG]


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  4. karrie

    karrie Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens go broody regularly, sometimes with inly about a month between! They go to jail also, & they KNOW it's coming when they see me come in with the cage! One just goes ahead & hops in. Hormones.......
     

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