help with my rouen hen....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckman11032, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. duckman11032

    duckman11032 Out Of The Brooder

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    hey guys a few questions, my hen rouen is laying eggs again she has 6 and is laying one everyday, how do I get her to sit on them, she moves them from place to place but I never see her sitting on them, i have 3 hen rouen and I am not sure which one is laying or if they all are, but none of them ever sit on them, I don't have a incubator how do I make sure these eggs will make it!!!

    Michael

    "the duckman" [​IMG]
     
  2. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    I don't think you can 'make' a hen go broody. Maybe some one will have a suggestion. Good luck!
     
  3. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    From what I understand, making a hen go broody is like trying to make a horse drink water when he ain't thirsty, lol. Do you have any broody chickens at the moment? I hatched australian spotted bantams under a broody cochin hen.
     
  4. duckman11032

    duckman11032 Out Of The Brooder

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    no broody birds at all, im assuming she is waiting till her egg numbers are up then she will choose to sit on them at that time, I hope so anyways,

    any ideas anyone

    HELP!!!!

    michael

    the duckman
     
  5. rbseggs

    rbseggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she won't go broody until she wants to go broody. if you have more than one hen they will all use the same nest as well. making it less likely for one to go broody. Once one does go broody the other hens will continue to lay in the nest as well making her time a tough one. the best you can do is offer a quiet secure place for them and wait. Good luck
     

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