How can I Make My hen go Broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WhiteCochinLover, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. WhiteCochinLover

    WhiteCochinLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am dying for some babies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! does anyone know how to Make your hen go broody I haev done a couple hatches but the hens have just gone broody .....
     
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    i know my mother used to put ceramic (or wooden) eggs in the nest every time she would remove the fresh eggs.. seems her hens would go broody once there were enough eggs in the nest.. once they started to set she would replace the fake eggs with real ones..

    not saying it will work for everyone.. but it sure worked for her
     
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  3. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Patience!! I have none!!!!! Above poster is right!! I've done it that way numerous times. Always works. In time...... Good Luck!!
     
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  4. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    This is a good way to have hens to broody, but the best way to hatch out chicks is with an incubator. They are much more reliable. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    From my experience a pullet/hen will go broody when she is good and ready. Some breeds are always broody and some are not. I put golf balls in their nest boxes. It didn't make any difference so now I just use my incubator and hatch when I want to.
     
  6. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the trick to getting a hen to go broody is not wanting them too... When you feed today go out and have a talk with the ladies..... tell them it is winter and you don't want baby chicks running around.

    every hen/pullet will be sitting tomorrow
     
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  7. PHILMAN

    PHILMAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can let you borrow mine! i've been trying to snap her out of it ! She wont budge .
     
  8. WhiteCochinLover

    WhiteCochinLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH YES THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
     
  9. WhiteCochinLover

    WhiteCochinLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha [​IMG]
     
  10. WhiteCochinLover

    WhiteCochinLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What if I just let the eggs bulid up themselves.... but its like 50-30 degrees here if an egg sits for a week would it still be able to grow...
     

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