5 Humane Ways

How to Break a Broody Hen

Let's discuss a few easy ways to break a broody hen and get her back to being productive.

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Be sure to remove eggs from under the hen regularly.

Create a separate environment for her using a small portable coop or crate.

Putting her in a cage with a wire bottom, open to the air, can help cool her underside and disengage her from the broody feeling.

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Some people slip a few ice cubes under a broody hen a couple of times a day, which can result in cooling her temperature and making her “nest” undesirable.

Similar to the ice cube method, some people have found success by simply dunking the hen’s underside in a shallow dish of cool water.

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