How to get a hen to go broody??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by yanmar1610d, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. yanmar1610d

    yanmar1610d Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there anyway to get a FBCM hen to go Broody?
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Provide her with a good place, give her some eggs, and [​IMG]
     
  3. knjinnm

    knjinnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO you don't get a hen to go broody. It helps to have hens with broody characteristics such as Orp's.
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    My Buff Orps will sit on rocks![​IMG]
     
  5. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    You can't.

    But - ive heard that if they hear baby chicks it will help them along. I'm not sure how true it is, but not long after I brought home a couple baby ducks I had 2 go broody.
     

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