Encouraging broodiness

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mulelover1999, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. mulelover1999

    mulelover1999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a way to encourage broodiness? I just got a couple of amaracauna hens and want my silkie to hatch some
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Have a couple of nests with at least 3 golf balls or fake eggs in them. That's always worked for me.
     
  3. mulelover1999

    mulelover1999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok and can you hatch pullet eggs?
     
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 6 serama pullete eggs getting ready to hatch now they came from two hens that are like 6 months old.
     
  5. mulelover1999

    mulelover1999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok mine has only laid two eggs and didn't know if I should wait to hatch
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I have five chicks under a broody hen at present that has 5 chicks that came from pullet eggs.
     
  7. mulelover1999

    mulelover1999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok
     

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