So I have a hen that has been broody almost 3 weeks. Any ideas how long this will last? Is it too late to get some fertile eggs for her to sit on?
Yeah, I decided to not give her any eggs this time. I don't think I can dunk her in ice water though, maybe if it were warmer. I noticed she was out of her box on her own earlier today, maybe she will snap out of it. I remove her when I bring them extra treats like today I cleaned out the fridge. The poor little girl isn't even a year old. I didn't realize they would start so young. My first go around with chickens. Thanks for your info!michelle621 said:If it's already been 3 weeks you don't want her sitting eggs for another 21 days. She will lose weight. I would try to break her broodiness this round and let her sit eggs next time. The only thing that I have found that breaks broodiness is to dunk them in ice water. Tough this time of year because you will have to warm her up again quickly, but it works. The water has to be cold enough to be uncomfortable for you to keep your hands in or you just have a wet, broody hen. Goos luck!