Broody Hens

dannyisforreal

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I understand that incubating eggs is probably a better hatch rate than having a hen do it. However after my incubator is really bad so I want to no if there are especially broody hens that will lay on them all the time in the nest or at least part of the season.
Thanks, Dan
 

Kelsie2290

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Probably the two most popular breeds for broodys are Cochins and Silkies, both are really broody and tend to want to brood multiple times a year. You can't "make" a hen go broody, it is hormonal and they go on their own schedule, but those two breeds are really likely to go broody. There are a couple of nice articles on broody hens in the Learning Center in case you haven't seen them https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
 

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