help...any thought would help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dtsacbanty, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. dtsacbanty

    dtsacbanty Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2011
    I have two old english game bantam hens...they both layed eggs in February, about 8 each, but did not sit on their eggs.

    Over the year, my hens are not sitting on their eggs at all forcing me to incubate with other local breeders at a rate of $2/egg. It's getting expensive.

    What can I do to get my hens to sit?

    Any and all thoughts would help.

    Thank you.
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    You can only encourage a hen to go broody, so there aren't any surefire ways to make them broody. Just keep the nest box in a quiet area and put shavings, straw, etc. inside.
    Good luck!

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