how can you get hens ti gi broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by funnmomm, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. funnmomm

    funnmomm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2012
    Eastern Tennessee
    how can i trick my hens to go broody ven when they quit laying. I want my hens to hatch my eggs not an incubator but my hens have quit laying except for my banty barred rock and i dont know if she even would go broody.
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Broodiness is hormonal and the only way to encourage a hen to go broody is to leave some eggs in the nest box for her and hope she gets the hint. It works quite well with breeds that go broody all the time like Silkies. But I think you'll have to wait for your hens to get into production again.

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