I REALLY need a broody hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sundance, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Is there any way to make one (or more) of my hens go broody, I raise RIR's and i really need to raise some chicks, I know my eggs are fertile, and I need to raise a new roo before T-Rex gets his neck stretched for attacting my little dog, and I have a heart attack chansing him to the chicken coop [​IMG] marrie
     
  2. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Silkies. They sit on everything!
     
  3. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe it's time for YOU to go broody! Go get yourself an incubator!
     
  4. Quote:Thanks, I'm sure DH would agree with you 100% marrie
     
  5. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
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    I need a broody now too... otherwise I'm going to break down and buy me some babies. I have a sudden case of chicky chick fever! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SILKIES Yes, get a couple of silkie hens.
     
  7. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    silkies or cochins. [​IMG] You cannot make a non-broody hen broody. Almost all of the birds nowadays have had the broodiness bred out of them and they will not sit on an egg longer than it takes to lay it!
     
  8. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    According to the Henderson Breed Chart, RIR are infrequently broody.

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

    Your best bets are to get an incubator or some young chicks. Some people keep hens of broody breeds to hatch their chicks if their breed of choice is not a broody breed.
     
  9. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    I agree with those who advocate your getting silkies. Get one, sneeze real loud, and it'll go broody.
     

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