forcing hen to go broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by peepmommy, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. peepmommy

    peepmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So is it possible?? I was really hoping to order some EE eggs and also hatch some of the eggs that I have here. I really don't want to mess with an incubator. Any thoughts on this??? Thanks!!!
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    No, sorry they are programmed for that or not- and it is controlled by hormones.
     
  3. peepmommy

    peepmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought, but thought I'd ask anyway... SIGH [​IMG]
     
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Go ahead and set eggs for incubation using a known nethod. With another bunch eggs, store bought possibly, force hen to roost on clutch at night. Need a good dozen or so and ideally hen being "forced" is laying. Contact with so many eggs for such a time may cause the desired hormone changes.
     

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