If you own backyard chickens or have a farm and you need tips on brooding follow these steps it will be sure to get your hen back on track. In this case my Black Orphington I nicknamed BOSS is a very stubborn brooder which means she will sit on the eggs all day long but will not lay any. If you do not solve the issue right away other hens in the coop will end up becoming brooders as well which means you will not get any eggs. This can be detrimental to a hens well being such as they will not eat, drink or give themselves an earthen bath to keep dust mites off of them. The first time around BOSS did this I would leave the coop open during the day and she would get right on up move around so technically it worked at the time. But weeks later she was brooding again and this time she did not care so we had to take more extreme measures. I recorded this video over the course of a few days showing you how to put a stop to stubborn brooding using the daytime lockout method. Basically you will lock out your brooding chicken from entering the coop for a few days then at night you can let her in to rest of course and by three or four days she will stop brooding once again going back to a normal schedule consisting of her getting up at sunrise being out and about. If you have any questions feel free to contact me but if you use these methods I have taught you it is guaranteed to work for those stubborn backyard hens! I will also show you some feeding tricks to with egg shells for calcium and that will help with the laying process as well. Do not go without your eggs for breakfast this tutorial and howto video will get your hens back on track! Please subscribe to our channel we greatly appreciate it!