broody chicken - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 10-03-2012, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,403
• Horses: 0
broody chicken

I am not sure if there is already a thread about this.
I would ask on another thread but I am not allowed to post.
I have a chicken who is a year old. About a week ago she became broody. I know for a fact she is because she is fluffing up making weird noises every time you go near her.and very protective of her nest. I want her to stop. I don't have a rooster so I know she is definitely not going to have chicks anytime soon.
How can I stop her from being broody?

I may seem small, but if you mess with my horse, I will break out a level of crazy that will make your nightmares seem like a happy place.
horsecrazygirl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 10-17-2012, 11:45 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cornwall, England (UK)
Posts: 57
• Horses: 0
My little bantams are like that - though only one of them really goes broody.

A few ideas are to keep moving her off her nest - this will take several attempts and she may soon just give up - though it'll take a bit of time.

I've heard that dunking the hen's lower ha;f into cold water - till her feathers are wet - helps too. I've never tried this personally, but it's been suggested. Apparently it acts as a distraction, as the hen now needs to dry herself off and preen her feathers. By the end, she may have forgotten about being broody - or she';ll remember and go back to her nest.

You could also try putting her in a raised wire cage, with food and water. The idea is that with nowhere comfy to sit, and brood, the hen will be deterred from the whole idea.
SeamusCrimin is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 11-06-2012, 10:01 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Spring Hill Florida
Posts: 1,092
• Horses: 0
Hi, Most of the time, I just take them off the nest and put them outside as many times as I can per day. It may take a week or so with a stubborn hen. Or sometimes I just leave them there but make sure they are getting food and water.
princessfluffybritches is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Questions about a broody chicken SkyeAngel Farm Animals 7 05-06-2011 10:29 AM
Chicken and horses? mpleasance Horse Health 9 07-25-2010 01:18 PM
Which came first... the chicken or the egg? eaferg General Off Topic Discussion 11 01-04-2010 06:55 PM
im a chicken!!!please help sonnysfirststar Jumping 14 10-27-2008 07:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome