Hen question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by animalluv0512, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. animalluv0512

    animalluv0512 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 26, 2014
    I have a Silver Laced Wyandotte hen and rooster 1 each. I know it's a bad combo but a hawk got my other hen. Anyway iv been wondering, I would like more chickens and I have heard that Wyandottes are great moms.. Just one question.. I'm pretty sure the roosters been doing his thing to my hen and how to I get her to lay on a fertile egg? I have NO clue what to do. So any suggestions help!! My hens about 27 weeks and my roosters about 30 weeks. I apologize if I come across as a little bit of a dummie for asking.
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    They decide if and when they go broody. Nothing you can do to change that. Get an incubator.
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. I'm sorry about your loss of the hen to a hawk. It's always sad to lose one of our flock. X2 on Percheron chick. Broodiness is a hormonal state over which we have no control. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Wyandottes.
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2015

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