How can I get the hens to sit on the eggs in the nest box?? Help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by skipmc, May 20, 2008.

  1. skipmc

    skipmc New Egg

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    May 20, 2008
    I have four ameracana hens and a rooster. I let them out during the day and they sleep in the hen house. They all lay their eggs in the nest box but they never sit on them for them to hatch. Is there anything I can do to make them. I'm 6months new to this and I'm looking forward to some biddy's this spring. Any help would be appreciated.
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  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    You can't make them. There are some that have tricks they try but, nothing is a quarentee. With breeding for production, broodiness (wanting to sit on the eggs) has gone out the window. [​IMG]
     
  3. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    You can't really make them set but you can try a little trick my uncles does and 4 out of 5 times it works

    the hen or hens you want to set let them lay there egg in the box everyday ... don't take the eggs out.. and after the hen has lay about 6 or 8 eggs she will set


    againg this doesn't work all the time but it has
     

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