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

    Jun 19, 2008
    Tyngsborough, MA
    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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