Broody hens help

Chicken lover06

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Jul 21, 2017
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Ok so i really really really want one of my hens to go broody i have 3 diffrent one an americana a little bantham and a barred Rock there all laying daily and really good i want them to sit on eggs but they never do and ive had em for a year any advice on that
 

Spartan22

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You can’t force hens to go broody, in my 5 years with chickens I only got 3 that went broody out of 30. You can get some hens known for broodiness like Silkie, Cochin or Orpingtons.
 

bobbi-j

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Mar 15, 2010
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You're going to have to wait. Were they adults or babies when you got them? If they were adults and they haven't gone broody yet, chances are they most likely won't. If you really want to hatch chicks, your best bet is to get an incubator.
 

TheTwoRoos

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Try making nests full with hay and maybe a bit darker,they like covered nests that aren’t directly in the open.Try getting fake eggs and let them pile into a nest.Such as one in a shaded,darker area with lots of nesting material,
 

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