How do i...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenchik12, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. chickenchik12

    chickenchik12 Songster

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    encourage my chickens to become broody ive given their nest more bedding and left the eggs in there but ahh i need one of them to sit on fertile eggs!!![​IMG]i only have two chickens and i want more![​IMG]i know i cant make them broody but is there any other meathods to encouraging them to wanna be mommies???[​IMG]

    thanks so mutch.
    Cc12
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2009
  2. chseeads

    chseeads Songster

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    I've never known of any way to encourage them to set, they just have to get in the mood. [​IMG]


    What kind of hens do you have?
     
  3. CoonX

    CoonX Chirping

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    Tell them to hurry up and get broody, or they'll become chicken curry over rice.
     
  4. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    Indiana
    Sometimes depends on the chicken, some just dont want to lay...try wooden eggs, maybe its to hot in there, do others share the nest box, how old is she...
     
  5. chickenchik12

    chickenchik12 Songster

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    Re: How do i...Sometimes depends on the chicken, some just dont want to lay...try wooden eggs, maybe its to hot in there, do others share the nest box, how old is she...


    clair is a bantam.i have wood eggs she holds no intrest in.i dont have a heat lamp in the coop.marley shares the house shes 11 mo old
     

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