I need a broody FAST!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenKid11, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I am getting a couple of fertile peacock eggs that I have been told a chicken will hatch! I can't seem to get a broody......[​IMG] What can I do to get a broody hen as fast as possible?[​IMG]

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Massachusetts
    Try putting a bunch of golf balls together and see if a hen will take?
     
  3. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try that. Thanks!
     
  4. DAFox

    DAFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Better to leave eggs in the nestboxes. I use golf balls to help them realize where to lay, but, leaving eggs in the nestbox encourages the hens that are ready to go broody.
    What breeds of chickens do you have? Some breeds have a better chance to go broody. Also, hatcheries tend to breed out broodiness in favor of production.
    Dale-Ann
     
  5. SamJacobbe

    SamJacobbe Out Of The Brooder

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    If you really truly want a broody, you could always try and get a full grown Silkie. I have one and she goes broody every time she lays a clutch of 5-10 eggs. We let her hatch them because we just love our Silkies.
     
  6. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Ameraucanas!
     

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