Can you make a hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken Girl, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you make a hen go broody? and if yes how?

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  2. yanks26

    yanks26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for the dumb comment but what is broody?
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    No you CANT make a hen go broody !!!! Some might say you can by putting her under a small box so she cant move with only food and water (please dont try this) !! But, a true broody will go broody when it's her time, its a hormonal thing... Some breeds might never go broody and some do all the time !!
     
  4. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes if you leave several eggs in the nest some hens may be tempted to go broody. I had 2 hens do it for me, could have been pure luck but it worked [​IMG]
     
  5. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is not a dumb comment!!! lol Its when a hen sits on her or a nother hens eggs to try and hatch them. [​IMG] Its ok i am new too!![​IMG]
     
  6. yanks26

    yanks26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooo ok thank you Chicken Girl!
     
  7. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Oooh yes you can..
     
  8. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh ok thanks. I am going crazzy with out chicks. I had a pulit that went broody and stoped like 1 or 1/2 weeks befor the hatch. I tryed to save them with a vary badly bilt bator. And the last one died a day or two befor it was too hatch:hit!! I was so sad!!!!

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  9. kick'n chick'n

    kick'n chick'n Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today 5:11 pm swtangel321 wrote:
    No you CANT make a hen go broody !!!! Some might say you can by putting her under a small box so she cant move with only food and water (please dont try this) !! But, a true broody will go broody when it's her time, its a hormonal thing... Some breeds might never go broody and some do all the time !!

    Oooh yes you can..


    Please explain.[​IMG]
     
  10. SullyCarter

    SullyCarter Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:when a hen sits on its eggs with the intention they will hatch.
     

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