Broody Hen Still
One of my Partridge Rock hens is still broody in spite of my trying to break her of it. For four weeks I have taken her off her nest as much as I can which is usually twice a day and more on weekends. She will go out in the afternoon with the flock to free range but will ultimately be the first one in to roost for the night. I have tried covering her preferred box but she moves to the next. One of the other hens is beating her up terribly because she wants the nest! The back of her neck is missing alot of feather. I feel so sorry for her and I don't know what else to do.
I know she is eating some because when I take her out she eats and walks around and seems okay. She's just not giving in.
I tried closing the coop when everyone is out free ranging so she can go back in but she just sits and waits and waits.
It's sad to me. Any other suggestions.