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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by capt Howdy ccg, Mar 29, 2015.
should I leave the egg in the nesting box to try to make the chicken go Brody
No that isn't going to make her go broody. You can take all of the eggs and if she is going to go broody she will do so. Also what breed do you have. Any breed can go broody, but some are know for doing so.
I have buff Orpingtons
How old is she? If this is her first egg and not just YOUR first egg, I would give her a bit of time to adjust to egg laying and get shell thickness together, etc before I tried to make her go broody.
This is there frist time so i will take it out
If you're trying to tempt a hen to go broody, keeping some bait in the nest doesn't hurt, but it's also no guarantee. Being a brand new layer you'll need to give her some time. I'd use golf balls or fake eggs...It's Easter so a good time to stock up on fake plastic eggs to bait nests. Don't waste perfectly good eggs as bait unless you have an overabundance. Once a hen decides she's actually broody, IMO that means two nights in a row on the nest, you'll place fresh eggs for hatching anyway.