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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by manda28, Dec 17, 2012.
Hi just wondering how I tell the sex of my 3wk old black chicken
Greetings from Kansas, manda28, and ! Pleased you joined us. Some breeds of hens, unfortunately, are just not broody and won't set on their eggs. Some people get a broody breed of hen (like a silkie) to set on the eggs. Others use an incubator. Post at the following link for more information. Good luck to you!
Thanks so much for your help
Ok so if I just have laying hens and now a rooster which I have fertile eggs the hen won't sit on them? Ordo I need another breed of chicken
Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan
Regardless of whether a rooster is present or not, a hen will not sit on eggs unless she is already broody. She will not go broody just because there are eggs in the nest. There is no way to make a hen go broody, it is a hormonal change that can't be induced. Go ahead and eat your eggs, or place them in an incubator if you want to hatch them.
from California, 1muttsfan gave you some good advice. Good luck hope they go broody for you.