Getting a hen to hatch eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rainstorm, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    well I completly SUCK at incubators thats for sure, 6 eggs hatched out of about 5 dozen by now trying, so I was wondering if theres ways to Encurage a hen to go broody? I have a nice pen to have her alone in thats about 4 1/2 X 3, wire bottom and a nest box in the back with alot of hay, I tacked up sometarp to the sides to make it dark in there cuz I was told it helps them to go broody, True? Also, I have different bantams, I have 1 blue Rosecomb and 2 Brahma's and 1 Brahma/Rosecomb mutt. All are laying so who would you think would go broody the easiest? Any info will help Thanks!
  2. Barred Rocker

    Barred Rocker cracked egg

    Jul 15, 2009
    King and Queen Co, Va
    I don't know of anything to get them to start setting when you want. But try to leave a few eggs in the nest. I have a bantam that goes broody several times a year, seems like when I forget to get the eggs and there's a half dozen she wants to set on them.

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