Broody hen

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ali2

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Broody hen
« on: April 02, 2011, 13:38 »
After days of disagreeing with my hubby about our little Wyandotte becoming broody ....'no, she's not she's just taking a while to lay an egg or maybe it's the other Wyandotte in there now laying '' I have to admit defeat and agree I think she is broody  - she's been sitting in the nesting box all morning...so what do we do ...( they won't be fertile)..just leave her to get on with it or what?   We've not had a broody one before . :unsure: :unsure:
Dogs were born with three legs and a spare.

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Re: Broody hen
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2011, 14:11 »
If you don't want her to sit on fertile eggs, you need to block of nest box and close hen house.  Move her everytime she settles somewhere comfy and hope she soon gets fed up and comes out of it. It's still a bit too cold for any more drastic measures.

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Re: Broody hen
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 16:08 »
The eggs aren't  fertile that's why I wondered if she would best be left to get on with it  though will have to move her anyway to get at the eggs.

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Re: Broody hen
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 18:05 »
Remove any eggs as soon as the other girls have laid, and just give her as much hassle as you can.  :D  :D



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