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Hatching babies

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thebanthams, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. thebanthams

    thebanthams Songster

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    I want my hens to start hatching babies. but They are not sitting. I have one hen that will do it. when does she feel like it? do they have a cyle or numbers of eggs she wants to sit on?

  2. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

    Aug 25, 2011
    Just so you know, this is in the wrong section.

    But to answer your question, I don't think you can make a hen go broody. [​IMG] You might try putting a LOT of golf balls in the nesting box to make her go broody, but if that doesn't work, you can always buy or build an incubator. [​IMG]

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