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How can I get my American game hens to set more

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hatchwhitehacle, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. hatchwhitehacle

    hatchwhitehacle New Egg

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    I have a crap load of eggs but my hens just want to keep laying and not ever set how can I fix my problem
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Good luck to you and your flock!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Buy some silkie pullets, - because silkies go broody often and are usually such great mothers - many people have them for just those reasons. You can't force them to go broody but once they do, you can put fertile eggs from another breed under them. No muss, no fuss, no incubators. They will raise them like their own chicks, sometimes people have them hatch duck eggs.
     
  6. hatchwhitehacle

    hatchwhitehacle New Egg

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    I have pure Roundhead and they ain't worth a nickel for setting if they go though they r great mothers
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Unfortunately, a hen chooses when to go broody and it can't be forced, have you thought about buying an incubator? Good luck to you.
     

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