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Is there a way to get a hen to go broody?

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Hi, I have 5 Dutch bantams, 2 roosters, 3 hens, and 4 bearded d'anvers bantams, 1 rooster, 3 hens. I would much rather see hens hatch the eggs rather than using an incubator, so I was wondering if there was a way to get my hens to set, any suggestions?



Thanks, Noah.
Edited by Ouwendyker - 3/30/16 at 6:09pm
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Allowing them to build a clutch of eggs may encourage broodiness.  Bottom line is they will set when THEY want to.

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My husband and I just let the eggs build up, and even added a few eggs from the other random boxes they lay in...and one day....BAM MamaDukes(one of my girls) decided to sit and just not get up...

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Ok. Thanks.
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