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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickens 2016, Apr 13, 2016.
Can you make A hen go broody?
Nope. Some claim that leaving eggs in the nest will encourage a hen to go broody. In my experience they go broody when they are ready, and not all birds will go broody.
We need to extend our flock so I just need to have one of them to go broody. what if I stick a chicken in the nest each night with fertile eggs will that hatch them
No. What breeds of chickens do you have?
Rhode island red Light brahma Buff brahma
Are they hatchery birds, and have they ever been broody in the past?
No they r not hatchery chickens and have not been broody
How old are they. 'Breeder' sourced birds do have a greater chance of going broody than most hatchery birds.
I agree you can't really make a hen broody. They kinda decide if they want to be broody. Some breeds are more prone. Sometimes you can put a hen in a pen with a rooster and that could work, but again that doesn't always work.
They r 1 year old we got them from a farm store so hard to tell were there originally from