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Can't get hen(s) to Brood?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by speedi3, May 9, 2007.

  1. speedi3

    speedi3 Out Of The Brooder

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    :(Ok I wish I had all the other broody hens out there. I was wondering if there was a way to get a hen to go brooding. I had 3 hen's last summer that were great, (silkie, seabright, and auracana) yet now this spring they will not brood for the life of me. I had to throw away almost 3 doz eggs because no one would set on them. So now the 28 good eggs are pipping in the incubator.
    Any suggestions???
    Thanks, Jan
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    There really is no way, that I know of to make a hen go broody. I think its just the luck of the draw....Good luck on your hatch!!
     
  3. speedi3

    speedi3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks justusnak - I'll see what they do. I'll try to get pic's of the newbie's too.
     

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