How To Make A Hen Go Clucky?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Urucubaca, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. Urucubaca

    Urucubaca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you guys make your hens go clucky? Do you just leave the eggs there and hope someone will sit on it?

    I have a bunch of eggs from my Aseels, but would prefer if a bantam sat on them. Should I just put the eggs in the pen with the bantams and just hope they sit on them?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Sometimes they seem a little more likely to go broody (clucky) if around another broody, or if you put something like several golf balls in a nest, to try to make her think she has a cutch of eggs she needs to hatch..
    But, bascially, you can't. It's a hormonal change, and either they will or they won't. They are most likely to go broody in spring, and some breeds are more likely to go broody than others.
     

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