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how to make a hen go broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by milleryardchx, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. milleryardchx

    milleryardchx Songster

    May 25, 2008
    Washington State
    I want chicks and a lady down the street sells a dozen eggs for 3 bucks she says they are most likely fertilized she has 3 roosters how do i make one of my three hens go broody?
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2008
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    I don't think that going broody is something that you can just "make" your hens do. I think they decide to do it on their own and it is usually specific breeds that go broody more often than others.
  3. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    there is no way to make a hen go broody but you can incourage her by providing nestboxes in darkened areas in the coop and leaving the eggs for her to set. remember that no all hens go broody and some more than others, how old are they and what kind?
  4. milleryardchx

    milleryardchx Songster

    May 25, 2008
    Washington State
    Quote:I have 2 barred rocks that are 10 or 11 months old and a little ee who is 7 months but she has never layed an egg i'm hoping for one of my barred rocks
  5. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:Sorry but no one can make any Bird Broody !~ just pray that she goes on her own.
  6. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    plan to use every egg- or sell them-that works for me-LOL:lol:
  7. milleryardchx

    milleryardchx Songster

    May 25, 2008
    Washington State
    It worked! i put a dozen fertial eggs in their favorite nest spot and this morning i had one of my barred rocks sitting there squakn at me to leave the nest alone i picked her up and there was four extra eggs and i only have two girls who lay i have never had them lay that much at once but then i got pecked real good in the arm and my girls have never bit me soo maybe happy trails for some new babies because my mom wants chickens so my girls might hatch some... problem is my two barred rocks are sisters and if you watch them its like they both are trying to be mamas to the eggs one is sitting half on her sister who is sitting on the eggs [​IMG] what did i do haha
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2008

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