Hatching Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FourLeafClover, May 23, 2011.

  1. FourLeafClover

    FourLeafClover New Egg

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    Hi, I would like to hatch some chicks. Is there a way to make the hen become broody (we have a rooster) Please help!
     
  2. natchlaly

    natchlaly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sry t tell you the simple answer to your question is no a hen will only go broody when she wants to and some will never go broody [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2011
  3. paigerdoodle

    paigerdoodle Out Of The Brooder

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    If you leave a nest full of eggs a hen will be more likely to go broody - but it's never a sure bet. I recently wanted to have a broody hen and quit collecting eggs. After collecting eggs about 1 time a week for 3 weeks I had a hen start sitting on 11 eggs at the end of the 3rd week. She should hatch on Wednesday! Good luck!
     
  4. FourLeafClover

    FourLeafClover New Egg

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    alright thank you both [​IMG]
     

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