Forcing Hen to go broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by oharamr, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. oharamr

    oharamr Out Of The Brooder

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    If I separated a hen from the rest of the flock and gave her a full nest of eggs would she go broody. Also would the hen need to be over a year old. She been laying eggs since fall.
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Broodiness is hormonal, you can't make a hen go broody.
    Some breeds have had the broodiness bred out of them and don't as a general rule go broody at all.
     
  3. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are kidding right?

    You don't force broodiness.

    One will or it won't.

    Some start broody the second they lay the first egg. Some grow into it. Some never ever go broody. EVER.
     

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