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broody or bator ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lucyharper123, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. lucyharper123

    lucyharper123 Chirping

    Dec 16, 2012
    well i thought to myself if i incubate my eggs will they go broody once growen or will this be a mentel thing and the hen will never go broody ? like if you want more broody hens the eggs have to be hatched under a hen and if you only want hens for egg, meat or other you can hatch in a bator? and also what age do hens normally go broody ? thanks :)

  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Songster

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    hens are very unpreditable when they go broody ! sometime they will start after they lay their first egg. some wont after a year, I have a silkie she wont give up her nest, she wants to sit on her eggs every month ! I have three orpingtons, they are over 2 years old never went broody ! If you want chickes now, incubator is the way to go.
  3. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Songster

    Jan 13, 2009
    fort ashby, wv
    you have to know your broodies. I have ones that are like clock work others are unpredictable. they are your best incubator in my opinion. I have Cochin bantams for the job

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