ENCOURAGE HEN TO GO BROODY ? LEAVE EGGS ?

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

  1. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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