I think I figured out how to get my hens to go broody....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jayzandra, May 3, 2017.

  1. Jayzandra

    Jayzandra Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a Phoenix that likes to go broody as any time she sees a clutch of eggs. This year I decided I wanted her to hatch some out for me so I left a clutch of eggs in one of the nest boxes for a few days, and sure enough, she started to brood them. I thought, I wonder if anyone else will take the bait.....

    I now have 4 broodies. There were 5, but one clutch hatched.

    This is my original broody. She's a Phoenix.
    We think this is a Saipan Game Hen...
    This is a French Wheaton Marans.
    And this is an Easter Egger.
  2. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Overrun With Chickens

    Very smart! How many eggs did you give each of them? I have had up to 8 in my nesting box, with no avail. Either my chickens are dumb, or yours are really smart!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by