How do I get my hen to be broody?

Matt A NC

Crowing
14 Years
Feb 22, 2007
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Morganton, NC
Delawares are not a really broody bird. One will go broody from time to time, but most will never go broody.

If yours is one that will go broody, then make sure she has a clean & quiet nest, plenty of good food, and keep her healthy.

Some folks will leave fake eggs in a nest to help 'encourage' a hen, but I have always found that a broody inclined bird with go broody whether there are eggs in the nest or no eggs.

Matt
 

MariposaMama

Songster
11 Years
Aug 31, 2008
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Mariposa, CA
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I second this. Get an incubator, hatch out a bunch of roo chicks and then your hen is sure to go broody, probably to hatch out more roo chicks.
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