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How To Make A Hen Go Clucky?

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

  1. Urucubaca

    Urucubaca Chirping

    Dec 30, 2013
    Brisbane, Australia
    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 Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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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