Help on learning what to do with broody PET hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by theacw, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. theacw

    theacw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im sure there is a topic on here about this but I am awful with the search page and finding what I need! Could someone post a link to where there is info with how to deal with broody pet hens?

    I have 2 young hens that I want to know when the time comes how to deal with it. Obviously they will never be mommas and I cant give them fertile eggs because I dont know any one with chickens, I live in town, I dont wanna sell the chick and I dont wanna get attached to a chick and want to keep it.

    Do they just have an instinct to be a mom? How do they even KNOW that chicks come from eggs? Haha stupid question but if they never see it happen, how do they know its possible?

    THANKS!!
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri

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