Encouraging a chicken to go broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Malbri, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Malbri

    Malbri Songster

    Jan 10, 2008
    Can you actually encourage a chicken to go broody? How? Heat? Light?

    Hey I already have 5 chickens in a basement, whats a couple more:rolleyes:
  2. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    Yes it can be done, may take a bit of time, but it can be done. You can either let some fake eggs in the nest or you can put her in a box, just big enough for her fit and keep it as dark as possible, allowing her to be out once a day to eat, drink and poo. Keep some fake eggs under her while in the box. Either way it may take a week or more, give or take a day or 2. Good luck..............

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