hen hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PhlyinPheBee, May 17, 2009.

  1. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

    Mar 11, 2009
    Northeast Louisiana
    Is there a way to get a chicken to go broody??? Is there anything that can set them up???
  2. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    I am still new to chickens....but I read a post....talking about with supervised watch (from you) when your hen is nesting to switch the eggs with chicks!? BUT you must watch to see her reaction.[​IMG]
    (does she sit on her eggs at all?)[​IMG]
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Switching eggs with chicks is done when the hen is already broody and sitting on eggs, usually when the eggs are not fertile. Broodiness involves genetics and hormones. Nothing we can do to cause it to happen. Man will never go broody; it has been bred out of many modern breeds, to increase egg production, as they don't lay when broody.

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