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How can I get a black sex-link cross to go broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Zimbamo, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Zimbamo

    Zimbamo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone I am really wanting to hatch some eggs in this new year and I was planning to try to get my cuckoo maran to go broody but she passed away on New Year's Eve. I only have one other breed three Rhode Island Red, Plymouth Rock crosses which rarely ever go broody so... any ideas?
     
  2. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    You can never make a hen go broody. Try putting golf balls in the nesting box, they might go broody. Get a cochin or a silkie if you really want a hen to go broody.
     
  3. Zimbamo

    Zimbamo Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay thanks for the advice about golf balls I'll try that, but if all else fails I could have eggs in a incubator because a chicken breeder close me rents space in their incubator but I would still rather a broody!
     

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