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How do you make a hen broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken Dave, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Chicken Dave

    Chicken Dave Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you make a hen broody. I really want my favorite hen, a RIR named Big Moma to become a mother but she wont sit on any eggs. What do I do?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    You can't really do anything to make a hen go broody. It's caused by their hormones. Some hens never go broody and if your RIR is a hatchery bird she probably never will since that has pretty much been bred out of hatchery birds.
     

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