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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by littlered, Jul 19, 2010.
is there anyway to get hen to set any secrets or tips anyone have to help me?
There is no way to "make" a hen set if she is not going to. However, when I want to let my Serama's hatch their own eggs I just leave the eggs in their nest each day and when they have laid about 9 eggs they start setting. It's worked every time, but some breeds just don't go broody from what I understand.
i have black cochin hens witch what i have heard are good broody hens when i bought them the other two the peole had were sitting already but these will not is it because i have only had them a short time and there not used to where there are or should i just try not messing with the eggs for a few days
You can leave her eggs there and she may come to them. In my experience, a hen has to become comfortable with her new home. I guess in her "henny" little way she wants to be sure she is safe and that her little eggy babies will be safe also. But for sure, we cannot make a hen broody. I can tell you, if we could, I would have a hen house full of broody hens right now. But no go. Not a one. Oh well, I have my incubator ....