ENCOURAGE HEN TO GO BROODY ? LEAVE EGGS ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poulet, May 22, 2008.

  1. poulet

    poulet Songster

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    Mar 17, 2008
    I have had some people say that a hen will not go broody if you keep taking her eggs and others say that if a hen is going to go broody it will sit even on one egg. Do I leave the eggs to encourage her or not ? I don't want to waste them either as they often get broken in the chicken house by the other chickens.
     
  2. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Seems like if I leave the eggs for a couple of days,they lay more and more are likely to go broody,but that is no guarantee. I just gave my white leghorn hen 10 eggs today. She has been on the nest for almost a week even though I've taken the eggs out from under her every day.
     

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