getting a hen broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by missychicky, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. missychicky

    missychicky Songster

    Jun 10, 2009
    Milwuakie. OR
    Is there any way to at least make it more likely for a hen to go broody? How about keeping a hen that is already broody- broody longer? Thanks.
  2. Chick-N-Antics

    Chick-N-Antics In the Brooder

    Jul 31, 2008
    Olivet, MI USA
    I don't know how you would get a hen to go broody. I guess I've been lucky with that. Out of my first batch of hens I had a BO, named Evelina go broody pretty quick. Now she goes broody at the drop of a hat. I just had a second hen go brood last week, and then Evelina went broody again!! So, now I have two trying to sit on eggs...if you want them to stay broody, I have found leaving 'fake eggs' under them works and just let it take its course. I have certainly seen a lot of info on how to get them to stop but not so much on keeping them that way. My girls seem to give up after about three weeks of no chick sucess.[​IMG]

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