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Easy Way To Make A Barred Rock Go Broody?

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I used to have two chickens, a Delaware and a Barred Rock. Recently, my Delaware died. The barred rock possibly will die from depression. I got two baby chicks, Australorp and silver laced wyandott. Im hoping that my barred rock will go broody in time to adopt the new chicks... shes about ten weeks old. Is there any way to encourage going broody, other than fake eggs in the nest? Ive introduced them by putting a fence between them.

My living chickens:

Barred Rock- Trice

Silver Laced Wyandotte- Johnny

 

Rest In Peace,

Delaware- Kenya

Silver Laced Wyandotte- Ardorda

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My living chickens:

Barred Rock- Trice

Silver Laced Wyandotte- Johnny

 

Rest In Peace,

Delaware- Kenya

Silver Laced Wyandotte- Ardorda

Reply
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Sorry, there's no way to make a hen good broody and if you barred rock 10 weeks old (was that a typo?) then she is certainly not even laying yet!

 

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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You can't make a hen go broody. If she is only ten weeks old, then there is no way that she will be ready to go broody. Generally, hens that are prone to broodiness go broody in the spring or summer. Fall/winter is the 'off' season for hens. It's the time of year when their bodies are recuperating from a long season of turning out eggs. 

Brood the chicks indoors with a heat source to keep them warm. Once they are mostly feathered in, you can start putting them in a pen adjacent to your Barred Rock during the day so they can see each other and socialize, and still keep the little ones safe. Once they are big enough to handle pecking order scuffles, and fast enough to get away, you can start to allow you older girl to interact with the little ones. Once they can spend most of their days without altercations, you can let the little ones be with her full time.

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You can't make a hen go broody. If she is only ten weeks old, then there is no way that she will be ready to go broody. Generally, hens that are prone to broodiness go broody in the spring or summer. Fall/winter is the 'off' season for hens. It's the time of year when their bodies are recuperating from a long season of turning out eggs. 

Brood the chicks indoors with a heat source to keep them warm. Once they are mostly feathered in, you can start putting them in a pen adjacent to your Barred Rock during the day so they can see each other and socialize, and still keep the little ones safe. Once they are big enough to handle pecking order scuffles, and fast enough to get away, you can start to allow you older girl to interact with the little ones. Once they can spend most of their days without altercations, you can let the little ones be with her full time.

Ok! Thanks

My living chickens:

Barred Rock- Trice

Silver Laced Wyandotte- Johnny

 

Rest In Peace,

Delaware- Kenya

Silver Laced Wyandotte- Ardorda

Reply

My living chickens:

Barred Rock- Trice

Silver Laced Wyandotte- Johnny

 

Rest In Peace,

Delaware- Kenya

Silver Laced Wyandotte- Ardorda

Reply
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