Broody yet AGAIN!

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Broody yet AGAIN!

Post by boaters » 04 Aug 2018, 12:48

My black rock isn't even a year old yet (although very close) and she's gone broody for the 3rd time in 4 months. Is this usual? The first couple of occasions I put her in a crate and she was OK after 3 days and nights in there. I really hated doing it to her. I've just put her in the crate again, less than 2 months after the last recovery...grrrr. What brings this on? She's one of 5 and the others are all behaving. Before this lot I had chooks for 5 years and never had a broody. Does the hot weather have any bearing (plenty of water, shade and dust).
Any suggestions welcome!
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Re: Broody yet AGAIN!

Post by CP » 04 Aug 2018, 13:34

I think you've just been unlucky.
Some are more inclined to go broody than others.

Breed doesn't necessarily matter, either. :roll:

You just have to keep persevering to break her or let her sit, it's up to you really.
Shame they can be so persistent though as they can lose condition & of course it means less eggs for you. :(
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Re: Broody yet AGAIN!

Post by boaters » 04 Aug 2018, 19:01

Thanks for responding - just my luck!

I'm concerned that if she keeps being aggressive towards the others when they try to get in the nesting box she'll stop them laying as well, so I guess I'll persevere with the crate! There are 2 perfectly good nesting boxes side by side, but of course they all want to use the same one!

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Re: Broody yet AGAIN!

Post by CP » 04 Aug 2018, 19:48

"There are 2 perfectly good nesting boxes side by side, but of course they all want to use the same one!"

Yep, that's usual too! :lol:
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Re: Broody yet AGAIN!

Post by MamaOwl » 09 Aug 2018, 12:52

I had a perma-broody hen once. Even putting ice packs in her nest box didn't stop her. She just sat on them to heat them up!! lol
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