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How can I Make My hen go Broody?

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I am dying for some babies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! does anyone know how to Make your hen go broody I haev done a couple hatches but the hens have just gone broody .....

3 barred cochin, 1 white cochin, 1 mottled cochin,1 black cochin, 1 birchen cochin, 1 mille fleur cochin, 1 barred/partridge cochin roo (he is about to go to a new home) 1 buff brahma,(all my cochins and my brahma are bantams) 2 leghorns, 1 silver laced wyanndot, 2 rhode island reds, 4 cats, and 1 dog-bear and going to get a mystery bantam cochin
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3 barred cochin, 1 white cochin, 1 mottled cochin,1 black cochin, 1 birchen cochin, 1 mille fleur cochin, 1 barred/partridge cochin roo (he is about to go to a new home) 1 buff brahma,(all my cochins and my brahma are bantams) 2 leghorns, 1 silver laced wyanndot, 2 rhode island reds, 4 cats, and 1 dog-bear and going to get a mystery bantam cochin
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i know my mother used to put ceramic (or wooden) eggs in the nest every time she would remove the fresh eggs.. seems her hens would go broody once there were enough eggs in the nest.. once they started to set she would replace the fake eggs with real ones..

 

not saying it will work for everyone.. but it sure worked for her

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Patience!!  I have none!!!!!  Above poster is right!!  I've done it that way numerous times.  Always works.  In time......  Good Luck!!

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Originally Posted by yinepu View Post

i know my mother used to put ceramic (or wooden) eggs in the nest every time she would remove the fresh eggs.. seems her hens would go broody once there were enough eggs in the nest.. once they started to set she would replace the fake eggs with real ones..

 

not saying it will work for everyone.. but it sure worked for her


This is a good way to have hens to broody, but the best way to hatch out chicks is with an incubator.  They are much more reliable.  Good luck! thumbsup.gif
 

 

post #5 of 74

From my experience a pullet/hen will go broody when she is good and ready. Some breeds are always broody and some are not. I put golf balls in their nest boxes. It didn't make any difference so now I just use my incubator and hatch when I want to.

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post #6 of 74

the trick to getting a hen to go broody is not wanting them too... When you feed today go out and have a talk with the ladies..... tell them it is winter and you don't want baby chicks running around.

 

every hen/pullet will be sitting tomorrow

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I am dying for some babies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! does anyone know how to Make your hen go broody I haev done a couple hatches but the hens have just gone broody .....



I can let you borrow mine! i've been trying to snap her out of it ! She wont budge .

 

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I can let you borrow mine! i've been trying to snap her out of it ! She wont budge .

 



OH YES THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

 

3 barred cochin, 1 white cochin, 1 mottled cochin,1 black cochin, 1 birchen cochin, 1 mille fleur cochin, 1 barred/partridge cochin roo (he is about to go to a new home) 1 buff brahma,(all my cochins and my brahma are bantams) 2 leghorns, 1 silver laced wyanndot, 2 rhode island reds, 4 cats, and 1 dog-bear and going to get a mystery bantam cochin
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3 barred cochin, 1 white cochin, 1 mottled cochin,1 black cochin, 1 birchen cochin, 1 mille fleur cochin, 1 barred/partridge cochin roo (he is about to go to a new home) 1 buff brahma,(all my cochins and my brahma are bantams) 2 leghorns, 1 silver laced wyanndot, 2 rhode island reds, 4 cats, and 1 dog-bear and going to get a mystery bantam cochin
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Originally Posted by ourlittleflock View Post

the trick to getting a hen to go broody is not wanting them too... When you feed today go out and have a talk with the ladies..... tell them it is winter and you don't want baby chicks running around.

 

every hen/pullet will be sitting tomorrow



haha yuckyuck.gif

 

3 barred cochin, 1 white cochin, 1 mottled cochin,1 black cochin, 1 birchen cochin, 1 mille fleur cochin, 1 barred/partridge cochin roo (he is about to go to a new home) 1 buff brahma,(all my cochins and my brahma are bantams) 2 leghorns, 1 silver laced wyanndot, 2 rhode island reds, 4 cats, and 1 dog-bear and going to get a mystery bantam cochin
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3 barred cochin, 1 white cochin, 1 mottled cochin,1 black cochin, 1 birchen cochin, 1 mille fleur cochin, 1 barred/partridge cochin roo (he is about to go to a new home) 1 buff brahma,(all my cochins and my brahma are bantams) 2 leghorns, 1 silver laced wyanndot, 2 rhode island reds, 4 cats, and 1 dog-bear and going to get a mystery bantam cochin
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What if I just let the eggs bulid up themselves.... but its like 50-30 degrees here if an egg sits for a week would it still be able to grow...

3 barred cochin, 1 white cochin, 1 mottled cochin,1 black cochin, 1 birchen cochin, 1 mille fleur cochin, 1 barred/partridge cochin roo (he is about to go to a new home) 1 buff brahma,(all my cochins and my brahma are bantams) 2 leghorns, 1 silver laced wyanndot, 2 rhode island reds, 4 cats, and 1 dog-bear and going to get a mystery bantam cochin
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3 barred cochin, 1 white cochin, 1 mottled cochin,1 black cochin, 1 birchen cochin, 1 mille fleur cochin, 1 barred/partridge cochin roo (he is about to go to a new home) 1 buff brahma,(all my cochins and my brahma are bantams) 2 leghorns, 1 silver laced wyanndot, 2 rhode island reds, 4 cats, and 1 dog-bear and going to get a mystery bantam cochin
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